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Kill or be Killed Comic Book Optioned

December 14, 2017 Kill or be Killed Comic Book Optioned While John Wick director Chad Stahelski is already booked to return for the 2019-scheduled John Wick: Chapter 3 and has burgeoning prospects for a movie reboot of Highlander, it appears that a most intriguing comic book movie project in Kill

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Goldie Vance Comic Book Optioned

December 1, 2017 Goldie Vance Comic Book Optioned 20th Century Fox has bought the rights to the BOOM! Studios graphic novel Goldie Vance with Kerry Washington and Rashida Jones teaming up to bring Hope Larson and Brittney Williams’ comic to the screen. Described as a mix between Nancy Drew and Eloise, the book follows

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Sabrina the Teenage Witch Comic Book Optioned

November 21, 2017 Sabrina the Teenage Witch Comic Book Optioned Sabrina is on the move. The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina series, originally put in development at the CW in September as a potential companion to Riverdale, has landed a 20-episode, two-season, straight-to-series order at Netflix. The now-untitled project, based on

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Danger Girl Comic Book Optioned

November 16, 2017 Danger Girl Comic Book Optioned Constantin Film acquired rights to the comic book series Danger Girl, and will team with Jeremy Bolt’s Bolt Pictures and Adrian Askarieh’s Prime Universe Films to produce a film and develop a TV show from the property. Constantin’s Robert Kulzer will produce

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Morbius Comic Book Optioned

November 13, 2017 Morbius Comic Book Optioned Sony is looking to expand its Spider-Man shared universe with a film centered on Morbius, the Living Vampire. Power Rangers writers Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama developed the script, which was submitted to Sony “after a secret development process.” Created by writer Roy Thomas and

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Darkness Visible Comic Book Optioned

November 6, 2017 Darkness Visible Comic Book Optioned The Darkness Visible comic book series by Mike Carey and Arvind Ethan David is getting the TV series treatment from IDW Entertainment. According to a report from Deadline, IDW will be developing, financing and producing the series. David will serve as executive producer under the Ideate

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Snow Blind Comic Book Optioned

October 31, 2017 Snow Blind Comic Book Optioned Fox has began work developing the BOOM! Studios miniseries Snow Blind by Ollie Masters and Tyler Jenkins as an hour-long drama, reports Deadline. Fox, which co-owns BOOM! Studios, has agreed to a “script commitment plus penalty” for the show under the development

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Nonplayer Comic Book Optioned

October 27, 2017 Nonplayer Comic Book Optioned You might not be familiar with Nonplayer right now, but if Legendary does it right, then everybody might know the name “Dana Stevens” in the future. According to Deadline, Legendary has acquired the movie rights to the beautifully drawn comic book series by

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Velvet Comic Book Optioned

October 4, 2017 Velvet Comic Book Optioned Image Comics spy series Velvet is set to become the very first original scripted drama created for the Paramount Network. Kyle Killen (Awake, Lone Star) will adapt the series, which comes from the creative team of writer Ed Brubaker and artist Steve Epting,

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Lazarus Comic Book Optioned

September 28, 2017 Lazarus Comic Book Optioned Amazon has set up three high-profile drama series for development: Ringworld, based on Larry Niven’s classic science fiction book; Lazarus, based on the comic book by Greg Rucka (Jessica Jones); and Snow Crash, based on Neal Stephenson’s cult novel. The streaming platform has been ramping up its

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Kill the Minotaur Comic Book Optioned

September 23, 2017 Kill the Minotaur Comic Book Optioned A fresh Image Comics series is getting the silver screen treatment. The Hollywood Reporter announces that Skybound Entertainment, the company operated by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, has joined forced with Universal Pictures to adapt Kill the Minotaur, which just

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Strangers in Paradise Comic Book Optioned

September 13, 2017 Strangers in Paradise Comic Book Optioned Terry Moore’s Strangers in Paradise has been optioned for a big-screen adaptation, with filmmaker Angela Robinson at the helm. The long-running comic, which will return for a short engagement in 2018 to celebrate its 25th anniversary, centers on three characters: Katchoo,

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Heartthrob Comic Book Optioned

August 28, 2017 Heartthrob Comic Book Optioned Oni Press has announced that Heartthrob by Christopher Sebela, Robert Wilson IV, and Nick Filardi has been optioned by Studio 8 for a potential television series. Heartthrob is the critically acclaimed comic book that mixes romance and heists in a story about second

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Black Comic Book Optioned

August 3, 2017 Black Comic Book Optioned EXCLUSIVE: HBO and Amazon are developing their respective controversial alt-history series Confederate and Black America for the small screen, but Studio 8 is aiming bigger with Black. With its premise of a nation where only African-Americans possess superpowers, the comic series from Black Mask Studios

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Princeless Comic Book Optioned

July 22, 2017 Princeless Comic Book Optioned Sony Pictures has optioned movie rights to the Action Lab Comics series Princeless. Created by Jeremy Whitley and Emily Martin, the series follows a young black princess who, instead of waiting for a prince to save her, takes matters into her own hands.

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Mind MGMT Comic Book Optioned

July 17, 2017 Mind MGMT Comic Book Optioned Dark Horse Entertainment and Universal Cable Productions are sticking together. The comic book company has renewed its first-look deal with the studio on the heels of Umbrella Academy‘s recent series order at Netflix. Under the re-upped pact, the two will continue to develop

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Spencer and Locke Comic Book Optioned

July 10, 2017 Spencer and Locke Comic Book Optioned Debuting this past April from Action Lab Entertainment, David Pepose and Jorge Santiago Jr.’s Spencer & Locke made immediate waves in the comic book industry. So much, in fact, that Hitman producer Adrian Askarieh has already optioned the movie rights to the series. “I

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Superman Red Son Comic Book Optioned

June 27, 2017 Superman Red Son Comic Book Optioned Superman Headlines Pictures Videos Wallpaper It started with an exchange between Mark Millar and Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts which saw the latter reveal that Warner Bros. had turned down his pitch for a Superman: Red Son movie but Den

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Duke Nukem and Borderlands Comic Books Optioned

June 14, 2017 Duke Nukem and Borderlands Comic Books Optioned Gearbox Software has provided an update on the Borderlands movie while also revealing plans to make a Duke Nukem adaptation. Comic book movies are currently enjoying a renaissance, and next up might be video game movies. It’s no secret that

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The Witcher Comic Book Optioned

May 17, 2017 The Witcher Comic Book Optioned Netflix is developing and producing an English-language TV show based on The Witcher. The franchise started life as a series of fantasy novels by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski, before being turned into a number of critically acclaimed video games. Now it’s coming

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Wayward Comic Book Optioned

May 15, 2017 Wayward Comic Book Optioned Jim Zub and Steven Cummings’ Wayward ongoing comic series from Image has been optioned for television by Manga Entertainment, the UK-based co-producer and distributor of several anime franchises such as Ghost in the Shell and Street Fighter Alpha. The blurb here says the series

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The Old Guard Comic Book Optioned

April 4, 2017 The Old Guard Comic Book Optioned THR is reporting that Skydance Productions has picked up the rights to Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernandez’s new Image Comics series The Old Guard, tapping Rucka to pen a script for the movie adaptation. The Old Guard follows “a small group

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Invincible Comic Book Optioned

April 4, 2017 Invincible Comic Book Optioned Comic fans Rogen and Goldberg will write, direct and produce a movie adaptation, with the ‘Walking Dead’ creator also producing. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are teaming up with Robert Kirkman to bring the Walking Dead creator’s comic book Invincible to the big

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Archer & Armstrong Comic Book Optioned

March 31, 2017 Archer & Armstrong Comic Book Optioned ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ writer Terry Rossio is also on board for the adaptation of the comic book. Valiant Entertainment, the independent comic publisher behind Harbinger, Bloodshot and X-O Manowar, is continuing its move into movie production. Heat Vision has learned that the

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Batgirl Comic Book Optioned

March 30, 2017 Batgirl Comic Book Optioned Batgirl is flying solo. The superheroine is getting her own standalone movie from filmmaker Joss Whedon. Whedon is nearing a deal to write, direct, and produce an untitled Batgirl pic for Warner Bros. as part of its DC Extended Universe. No other producers are

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The Pro Comic Book Optioned

March 22, 2017 The Pro Comic Book Optioned Paramount Pictures has picked up the film rights to Garth Ennis, Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti’s 2002 graphic novel “The Pro”. The story involves a prostitute who wakes up one day with superhero powers and is asked to join the League of

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Nightwing Comic Book Optioned

February 23, 2017 Nightwing Comic Book Optioned Warner Bros. is developing a Nightwing standalone film with LEGO Batman director Chris McKay. The announcement comes shortly after revealing War of the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves will be helming The Batman. McKay is in negotiations to direct the standalone

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Witchblade Comic Book Optioned

January 20, 2017  Witchblade Comic Book Optioned Now that Rob Liefeld’s entire catalog has been optioned, networks are scrambling for the next ’90s property and NBC has settled on Witchblade, by Marc Silvestri, a series which ran from 1995-2015 for 185 issues. The show will be executive produced by Carol Mendelsohn (CSI) and

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Extreme Universe Comic Book Optioned

January 3, 2017 Extreme Universe Comic Book Optioned About a year ago, a little R-rated comic book movie by the name of Deadpool surprised audiences and critics everywhere with one of the year’s biggest box office performances. You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone more pleased with the film’s success–and that of

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Bone Comic Book Optioned

November 16, 2016 Bone Comic Book Optioned Mark Osborne, director of Kung Fu Panda and The Little Prince, is adapting Jeff Smith’s beloved fantasy comic book Bone as an animated movie at Warner Bros. The Bone movie will be co-scripted by Osborne and Adam Kline (Artemis Fowl). Warner Bros. obtained

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Avengelyne Comic Book Optioned

November 3, 2016 Avengelyne Comic Book Optioned EXCLUSIVE: Paramount has made a preemptive film rights deal for Avengelyne, with Akiva Goldsman producing with an eye toward directing a thriller revolving around a heroine hatched by Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld. Goldsman, who is currently overseeing the Hasbro movies for Paramount after

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Hacktivist Comic Book Optioned

October 17, 2016 Hacktivist Comic Book Optioned Alyssa Milano’s 2014 graphic novel Hacktivist is heading to the small screen. The CW is developing a drama series adaptation of fast-paced cyber-thriller from the former Mistresses star, Covert Affairs creators/executive producers Matt Corman and Chris Ord, BOOM! Studios and CBS TV Studios.

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Polarity Comic Book Optio

October 6, 2016 Polarity Comic Book Optioned “Polarity,” the BOOM! Studios comic written by Say Anything frontman Max Bemis and illustrated by Jorge Coelho, is being developed for television. The news arrived just ahead of New York Comic Con from TheWrap, which reports Fox 21 has acquired the rights the

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Trees Comic Book Optioned

September 26, 2016 Trees Comic Book Optioned NBCUniversal International Studios has optioned rights to Image Comics’ graphic novel series Trees. First published in 2014, the sci-fi works are by comic book writer and New York Times bestselling author Warren Ellis (Red) and illustrator, Jason Howard. Adapting for the screen will

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Black Magick Comic Book Optioned

July 21, 2016 Black Magick Comic Book Optioned Groundswell Productions landed the rights to the Eisner Award-winning fantasy cop drama. TV’s comic book invasion continues. Eisner Award-wining author Greg Rucka and illustrator Nicola Scott’s Image Comics title Black Magick is being developed for the small screen, The Hollywood Reporter has

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Mouse Guard Comic Book Optioned

July 18, 2016 Mouse Guard Comic Book Optioned The Boom! graphic novel series featuring mice will get the ‘Jungle Book’ treatment as a CG live-action. Matt Reeves and Gary Whitta are teaming up to adapt the Eisner-winning graphic novel series Mouse Guard. Fox has optioned the best-selling work by David

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Plutona Comic Book Optioned

July 14, 2016 Plutona Comic Book Optioned Heading into Comic-Con, Ken Kao’s company has picked up rights to Jeff Lemire and illustrator Emi Lenox’s comic series. Kao will produce with partner Dan Kao and Addictive Pictures’ Russell Ackerman and John Schoenfelder under their first-look deal. Plutona is a coming-of-age story

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Aleister Arcane Comic Book Optioned

6-21-16 Aleister Arcane Comic Book Optioned Jim Carrey will star in and executive produce while Eli Roth directs the long-in-development horror movie “Aleister Arcane” for Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment. “Aleister Aracane,” written by Steven Niles, was first published in 2004 by IDW Comics. Jon Croker will adapt for the screen. Mandeville

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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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Cable Comic Book Character Optioned

February 9, 2016 Today, reports hit the web that Fox has greenlit a Deadpool sequel. What ComicBook.com can tell you is that the X-Men character, Cable, will be joining him. We don’t know how large a role Cable will play in the Deadpool sequel, but Colossus plays a fairly significant

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Unfollow Comic Book Optioned

November 17, 2015 ABC is expanding its comic book universe. The broadcast network, already home to Marvel TV, is adapting Vertigo comic book Unfollow, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Written and executive produced by The Originals showrunner Michael Narducci, the drama — which has received a script commitment from the network

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Mantis character Optioned for GOTG 2 Movie

October 29, 2015 Deadline is reporting that Pom Klementieff will play Mantis in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Marvel is still officially keeping the French actress’s role a secret, but Deadline claims to have been told by inside sources that half-Vietnamese, half-German superhero, with psychic powers and martial arts

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Butterfly Comic Book Optioned

October 27, 2015 Channel 4 has optioned the rights to Arash Amel’s Butterfly series from BOOM! Studios with Bo Odar (Sleepless Night) set to direct the pilot. The comic series was co-scripted by Marguerite Bennett and drawn by Antonio Fuso. Butterfly is a globe-trotting geopolitical thriller, set against the backdrop of

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Hack/Slash Comic Book Optioned

October 15, 2015 Tim Seeley and Stefano Caselli’s Image Comics series “Hack/Slash” is in development as a television series at Relativity Television. According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Hitman” scribe Skip Woods is on board to pen the script. The comic series follows Cassie Hack, a young woman who survived a

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X-Men Comic Book Optioned

October 14, 2015 It’s hard to imagine Marvel ever getting the X-Men feature film rights back from FOX, but that doesn’t mean they’re out of the X game entirely. The two companies have just announced a pair of television shows set in the X-Men universe. The first will be called Legion and has been ordered to

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Battle Angel Alita Comic Book Optioned

October 14, 2015 Filmmaking giants James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez are teaming up for a Western adaptation of Battle Angel Alita, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Rodriguez is in negotiations to direct the film, while Cameron and partner Jon Landau will produce. The adaptation, titled Alita: Battle Angel, will follow

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Z-Men Comic Book Optioned

October 13, 2015 Lionsgate is teaming with comic book publisher Double Take to turn the zombie-themed graphic novel Z-Men into a movie. Written by creator Jeff McComsey, Z-Men is the flagship title from Double Take, the comic book arm of video game developer and publisher Take-Two Interactive Software. The graphic

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Skin Trade Comic Book Optioned

October 13, 2015 Skin Trade, the World Fantasy Award-winning werewolf noir novella by Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin, has been picked by Cinemax. Martin revealed on his “Not A Blog” that Cinemax, sister network to Game of Thrones’ home HBO, has ordered a pilot script: I am very excited

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The Boys Comic Book Optioned

October 13, 2015 The site formerly known as Badass Digest is reporting that Seth Rogen is keen on bringing another Garth Ennis property to TV.  The Boys, a 2006-2012 comic series from Ennis and artist Darick Robertson is reportedly the next gritty, ultra-violent comic book series Rogen wants to adapt

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Batman: Killing Joke Comic Book Optioned

October 9, 2015 At San Diego Comic-Con it was announced that Batman: The Killing Joke would be one of the next animated movies from DC Comics and Warner Bros.. Tonight at the Batman: Bad Blood panel at New York Comic-Con we got word from producer James Tucker that Warner Bros. gave

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The Woods Comic Book Optioned

October 8, 2015 James Tynion IV and Michael Dialynas’ BOOM! Studios series “The Woods,” which follows the students and staff of a prep school after they are transported to another planet, is headed to television. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Universal Cable Productions has secured the rights to adapt the

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Justice League Dark Comic Book Optioned

October 8, 2015 Despite the departure of Guillermo Del Toro, it’s now apparent that the JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK adaptation, otherwise known as DARK UNIVERSE, is moving forward under the guide of Scott Rudin. Del Toro is still staying on as a producer, though he’ll no longer direct. Sources confirm that

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Clone Comic Book Optioned

October 5, 2015 Universal is developing a feature film adaptation of David Schulner’s Image Comics series “Clone,” according to The Tracking Board. David Alpert of Skybound Entertainment will produce along with Bryan Furst and Sean Furst of Furst Films. Peter Cramer will oversee for Universal. “Clone,” a 20-issue comic series

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Watchmen Comic Book Optioned

October 2, 2015 The superhero boom is about to come full circle. Though 2008’s Iron Man is generally held as the first great comic book movie of the current period (Batman Begins doesn’t count, because while it’s a superhero movie, it’s about a million miles away from being a comic book

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Weaveworld Comic Book Optioned

September 22, 2015 Author and horror icon Clive Barker is going from raising hell to developing a television series as he’ll be adapting his 1987 horror/fantasy novel “Weaveworld” into a modern-day drama for The CW. As reported by Deadline, the writer and filmmaker will executive produce the series written by

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Booster Gold and Blue Beetle Comic Books Optioned

September 17, 2015 Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment are developing a feature film centering on the popular DC Comics duo of Booster Gold and the Blue Beetle, according to The Tracking Board — and helming the project as director and executive producer is one of the studio’s television juggernauts: Greg

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Moon Knight, Punisher, Deathlok and Spider-woman Comic Books Optioned

September 15, 2015 An unnamed source “close” to the situation has informed us that for Marvel’s next slate of Netflix shows, they’re going dark – very dark. The source says that in 2018/2019, you can expect the following shows for Netflix: 2018: Moon Knight with Bushman as the main villain 2018:

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Blood Brothers Comic Book Optioned

August 28, 2015 Blood Brothers is a blood-sucking bromance about two vampires named Nick and Tree (yes, Tree) who have been best friends for a thousand years. A vampire midlife crisis is threatening to tear these platonic life-mates apart, but they’re brought back together to save the world when it’s

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Protocol Orphans Comic Book Optioned

August 19, 2015 Fox is developing Protocol Orphans, a drama series based on BOOM! Studios’ graphic novel co-created by actor Peter Facinelli. Amanda Segel (Person of Interest) will write the TV adaptation of Facinelli’s comic. 20th Century Fox TV and producing with Boom! Studios under the graphic novel publisher’s first-look deal with

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Red Comic Book Optioned

August 14, 2015 2010’s Red (Retired & Extremely Dangerous) was a sleeper hit, but the 2013 sequel fell asleep at the box office. So, instead of making a third film producers Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian have chosen to adapt Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner’s comic book for the

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Herald Lovecraft and Tesla Comic Book Optioned

July 17, 2015 Action Lab has announced that Romark Entertainment and Markerstone Pictures have secured the screen rights to the comic book series Herald from writer John Reilly, and artists Tom Rogers and Dexter Weeks. Herald tells the story of Nikola Tesla, whose experiments with time travel thrust him ahead

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Postal and Think Tank Comic Books Optioned

July 13, 2015 I was given some pretty awesome information last night from a rock solid source. This was information overheard at SDCC. I was told that Matt Hawkins properties Think Tank and Postal have been optioned under the Universal/Legendary deal to turn Fanboy Film material into TV shows and FILM.

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Roche Limit Comic Book Optioned

July 9, 2015  Roche Limit is set in a space colony that has devolved into a melting pot of criminal factions. Sci-fi comic Roche Limit is heading to the big screen. Heavy Metal, the media company that began life as the venerable fantasy magazine, has optioned the movie rights to

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Kill Shakespeare, El Pantera, The Machine Comic Books Optioned

July 8, 2015  Warren Ellis adapting El Pantera as Universal Cable, Syfy also taking on The Machine. The studio has also optioned IDW Publishing comic ‘Kill Shakespeare’ as it continues to make a big genre push. Universal Cable Productions is continuing its massive genre push, announcing three new projects ahead

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Umbrella Academy, Concrete, Harrow County Dark Horse Comic Books Optioned

July 7, 2015 Universal Cable Productions today announced a first-look deal with Dark Horse Entertainment, one of the most storied publishers in comics. The deal announced today will focus on developing and producing scripted programming from their extensive comic book library as well as new material. Discussions for the deal

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RASL Comic Book Optioned

June 30, 2015 Producers Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald have brought in former AMC executive Owen Shiflett as new head of television. He will shepherd TV development and production under Parkes + MacDonald’s first-look deal with Universal TV. One of the first projects Parkes, MacDonald and Shiflett are exploring is a TV drama

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Hawkgirl Comic Book Character Getting her own tv series

June 29, 2015 While Ciare Renee will be portraying the legendary DC Comics character of Hawkgirl in the upcoming The CW series ‘Legends of Tomorrow,’ recently Spoiler TV came out with another surprise for them on this network, which has been producing one comic book-based show after another. A report

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Thunder Agents Comic Book Optioned

June 25, 2015 A major movie and television announcement based on a longstanding comic book universe is hitting Hall H at this year’s San Diego Comic Con. And it’s not the Marvel Universe. As Marvel skips out on the Comic-Con festivities, the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents franchise is poised to make a massive

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Imagine Agents Comic Book Optioned

June 23, 2015 After starring in a movie about comic book movies, Michael Keaton is now developing an actual comic book movie. The actor, who was nominated for an Oscar for his work in Birdman in which he played an actor trying to escape his comic book hero past, is

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Wolverine Old Man Logan Comic Book Optioned

June 23, 2015  Hugh Jackman plans to go out with a bang in his last reprisal of his signature Wolverine role. Its been confirmed that ‘Wolverine 3’ will be the last movie that the actor dons the claws in, however fans still don’t know what comic book story the studio

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Southern Bastards Comic Book Optioned

June 18, 2015 Jason Aaron and Jason LaToyr’s Southern Bastards has been optioned and will be developed as a one-hour drama at FX, reports Deadline. The series, which debuted last year at Image Comics, centers on the power struggle between the son of a former sheriff in a small town in

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Lumberjanes Comic Book Optioned

May 29, 2015 Boom Studios’ Lumberjanes is being made into a big-screen feature film. What’s Lumberjanes? It’s a comic book created by women, written and drawn by women, and starring an all-female cast. The Lumberjanes are a group of five girls at a scouting summer camp (“…for Hardcore Lady Types”)

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Wicked and Divine Comic Book Optioned

May 29, 2015 On the heels of The Wicked + The Divine comic by Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie and Matt Wilson landing three Eisner Award nominations, including best new series, the breakout books are headed to TV. Universal Television has optioned the rights to the property for Matt Fraction and

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League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Comic Book Optioned for TV

May 26, 2015 20th Century Fox is rebooting its 2003 historical fantasy film “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen” with John Davis on board to produce through his Davis Entertainment banner. Jayson Rothwell has been hired to write “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.” Ira Napoliello and Matt Reilly are overseeing the

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Johnny Quest Live Action Movie in the Works

May 26, 2015 Warner Bros is trying again in its long-running attempt to turn the Hanna-Barbera boy hero Jonny Quest into a live-action family adventure franchise. The studio has set Robert Rodriguez to direct the film, and he and Terry Rossio are rewriting a Dan Mazeau draft that made the

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Empire of The Dead Comic Book Optioned

May 21, 2015 Demarest, which backed “A Most Wanted Man” and Kevin Smith’s “Tusk,” is developing a TV adaptation of George A. Romero’s “Empire of the Dead,” a 15-issue graphic novel published by Marvel Comics. The production-finance company made the announcement Thursday at Cannes. The series will be written by Romero

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New Mutants Comic Book Optioned

May 13, 2015 20th Century Fox’s “X-Men” film franchise is expanding — Josh Boone is signed to direct and co-write “The New Mutants,” sharing a title with the Marvel comic that first debuted in 1982. “We’re so excited to explore this new part of the X-Men universe, and so excited

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Infinite Horizon Comic Book Optioned

May 5, 2015 Warner Bros. has preemptively picked up The Infinite Horizon, a package that includes the rights to the miniseries from Image Comics as well as a script by Ryan Condal. Greg Berlanti, the wunderkind writer and producer behind such TV shows as Arrow, The Flash and Brothers & Sisters,

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Mayday Comic Book Optioned

April 30, 2015 Imperative Entertainment, the company run by Heroes creator Tim Kring as well as Dan Friedkin, Bradley Thomas and Zak Kadison, has optioned the rights to Mayday, the new comic book from Black Mask Studios. The company intends to adapt the material for a scripted TV series. The Imperative

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Bloodshot, Harbinger Comic Books Optioned

April 21, 2015 Valiant Entertainment has officially signed on with Sony Pictures, entering a five-picture deal that will bring a Valiant Cinematic Universe to life. Valiant’s cinematic universe will officially begin in 2017 with a Bloodshot solo film directed by John Wick‘s David Leitch and Chad Stahelski. A Harbinger film will hit after

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Jupiter’s Legacy Comic Book Optioned

April 8, 2015  Jupiter’s Legacy is the latest Mark Millar co-creation to get optioned for a feature film adaptation. According to The Hollywood Reporter, film mogul Lorenzo di Bonaventura has optioned the comic book series by Millar and co-creator/artist Frank Quitely. This would be di Bonaventura’s second partnership with Millar,

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Amped Comic Book Optioned

April 7, 2015  “Supernatural” creator Eric Kripke will write a new comic book miniseries for DC Entertainment’s Vertigo imprint, as well as develop a TV series adaptation of the property for USA Network, Variety has learned exclusively. “Amped,” a six-issue monthly comic book miniseries, will debut in fall 2015. The

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X-Men’s Jubilee Comic Book Character Optioned

March 25, 2015  Add another mutant to the “X-Men: Apocalypse” cast: The film’s director, Bryan Singer, has revealed via Instagram that Lana Condor has been cast in the 2016 feature as Jubilee, a character well known to X-fans for her role in both the comics and the 1990s animated series.

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Lazarus Comic Book Optioned

March 24, 2015  Ever since AMC found massive success with “The Walking Dead”, it seems that every cable network has been eager to obtain the rights to their own “third party” comic book based show. Now, another well known Image Comics series is set to be adapted to the small

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I Kill Giants Comic Book Optioned

March 23, 2015  The adaptation of the award-winning Young Adult comic book will be directed by Oscar winner Anders Walter. I Kill Giants, the critically-acclaimed graphic novel by Joe Kelly and J.M. Ken Niimura, is headed to the big screen, with news Monday that Academy Award winner Anders Walter’s adaptation will

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Disciples Comic Book Optioned

March 20, 2015  Legendary horror filmmaker Wes Craven is teaming up with comic book author Steve Niles to bring an adaptation of The Disciples to the small screen. Universal Cable Productions is currently in the process of picking up the rights to Steve Niles’ The Disciples, which won’t be published

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Chrononauts Comic Book Optioned

March 19, 2015   Although the first issue of the new comic book series only hit the shelf this week, Mark Millar and Sean Gordon Murphy’s Chrononauts is already being planned for a feature film adaptation. Variety reports that Universal Pictures has acquired the big screen rights to the time travel

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Crash Ryan Comic Book Optioned

March 19, 2015   It looks like yet another Marvel Comics property will soon be making its way to the big screen in what will surely be a magnificent montage of monstrosity. The title of said property? Feel free to start mental drumrolls… Crash Ryan! Are those crickets I’m imagining hearing?

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Sex Criminals Comic Book Optioned

February 25, 2015  According to an exclusive from Deadline, everybody’s favorite comic-book writing couple is making the jump to television thanks to a new two year deal between their production company, Milkfed Criminal Masterminds, and Universal TV. Presumably their celebrated work with Marvel (Hawkeye, Captain Marvel, Avengers Assemble) will not be eligible for

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