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The Kitchen Comic Book Optioned

June 18, 2016 Vertigo, the darker side of DC that has brought us comics and graphic novels like Preacher, iZombie and The Sandman (which either have turned or are being made into into must-see TV and movies), is having another one of its titles adapted for the screen. New Line

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Rising Stars Comic Book Optioned

June 14, 2016 MGM is reportedly developing a film adaptation of J. Michael Straczynski’s (“Babylon 5”) Top Cow series “Rising Stars.” According to Deadline, Straczynski is writing the feature film’s script, with Alex Gartner (“The Bank Job”) and Richard Suckle (“American Hustle”) producing for Atlas Entertainment. Launched in 1999 as

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Surface Tension Comic Book Optioned

June 10, 2016 We don’t have a lot of details just yet, but word has come from Titan Comics that Jay Gunn’s Surface Tension series (published March 2016) has been optioned for TV by Awesome Media & Entertainment! Founded by writer-producer Jeff Norton and co-owned by media veteran Peter Sussman,

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Curse Comic Book Optioned

May 10, 2016 Blumhouse, the company behind films like Paranormal Activity, Insidious, and The Purge, has kind of become the biggest name in horror. Now it’s looking to add to that list of titles by acquiring the rights to the awesome-sounding werewolf comic book series, Curse. Curse was published in

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Irredeemable Comic Book Optioned

May 5, 2016 EXCLUSIVE: Move over, X-Men and Deadpool. 20th Century Fox has tapped into an entirely new superhero universe. The studio has acquired Irredeemable, a Boom! Comics comic book that will be adapted by Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters writer-director Tommy Wirkola as a directing vehicle for Adam McKay. McKay,

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Empress Comic Book Optioned

May 4, 2016 There’s nobody in the comics universe that Hollywood seems to love more than Mark Millar. The genius behind the Civil War arc has so far seen Wanted, Kick-Ass and Kick-Ass all adapted (with sequels for all three either already released or announced and forthcoming), and his Superman:

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Klaus Comic Book Optioned

May 3, 2016 Is Grant Morrison’s Klaus being optioned for a movie. Possibly if Bleeding Cool is to be believed. Klaus is Grant Morrison’s Santa Year One story featuring the origin of Santa Claus. Copies of Klaus #1 are fairly cheap and can be easily found. A few copies closed

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Shinobi Comic Book Optioned

May 2, 2016 While video games are still struggling to find the cinematic adaptation that will give them the sort of credibility that comic books have received, one thing that’s for sure is that production companies are not letting the lack of success thus far dissuade them from finding new

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American Jesus and Supercrooks Comic Books Optioned

April 26, 2016 “American Jesus” and “Supercrooks” are headed to film. According to Deadline, Waypoint Entertainment has acquired the rights to both properties, which were written by “Kingsman” scribe Mark Millar and drawn by artists Peter Gross and Leinil Francis Yu respectively. Millar — the writer behind “Kick-Ass” and Marvel

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Micronauts, Visionaries, M.A.S.K and ROM Comic Books Optioned

April 21, 2016 The plan is for a universe featuring Hasbro’s G.I. Joe, Micronauts, Visionaries, M.A.S.K. (Mobile Armored Strike Kommand) and ROM brands. Hasbro’s cinematic universe has assembled its writers room, with a Pulitzer Prize winner, an Eisner-winning comic book author and Marvel Studios scribes among those who will be

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Faster Than Light Comic Book Optioned

April 8, 2016 Skydance Television is developing Faster Than Light, the best-selling augmented reality comic series, for TV. Created by Brian Haberlin, Faster than Light tells the story of humanity’s first thrilling and terrifying adventures to the stars, set in the present day. It features an augmented reality app created

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Cloak and Dagger Comic Book Optioned

April 4, 2016 Marvel’s long-discussed “Cloak and Dagger” television adaptation has been given a straight-to-series order by Freeform, the cable channel previously known as ABC Family. Variety characterizes the series as a “superhero love story” based on the comic book characters created by Bill Mantlo and artist Ed Hannigan. “Cloak

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