A live action movie adaptation of BOOM! Studios' supernatural comic book series, Lumberjanes, is in the works. We also have details on Tale of Tales being acquired for U.S. distribution and a look at Fright Rags' T-shirt depiction of the Doof Warrior.

Lumberjanes Movie: According to TheWrap, Will Widger (who wrote the Black List screenplay, The Munchkin) is lined up to pen a live action feature film adaptation of the Lumberjanes comic book series for 20th Century Fox.

Producing the project are BOOM! Studios' Ross Richie and Stephen Christy, with Adam Yoelin co-producing. The folks at 20th Century Fox have reportedly put the Lumberjanes film near the top of their priority list, so we could see this project move rather quickly along the path to the big screen.

A BOOM! Studios comic book series that debuted last year, Lumberjanes has propelled past its original eight-part planned run, with its 17th issue slated for an August release. The series was created by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis and Noelle Stevenson, and it's illustrated by Brooke A. Allen.

From BOOM! Studios: "WHY WE LOVE IT: Five best friends spending the summer at Lumberjane scout camp...defeating yetis, three-eyed wolves, and giant falcons...what’s not to love?!

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: It’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Gravity Falls and features five butt-kicking, rad teenage girls wailing on monsters and solving a mystery with the whole world at stake. And with the talent of acclaimed cartoonist Noelle Stevenson, talented newcomer Grace Ellis writing, and Brooke Allen on art, this is going to be a spectacular series that you won’t want to miss.

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Jo, April, Mal, Molly and Ripley are five best pals determined to have an awesome summer together...and they’re not gonna let any insane quest or an array of supernatural critters get in their way! Not only is it the second title launching in our new BOOM! Box imprint but LUMBERJANES is one of those punk rock, love-everything-about-it stories that appeals to fans of basically all excellent things."


Tale of Tales: Press Release -- "CANNES, FRANCE (May 28, 2015) – IFC Films announced today that the company is acquiring U.S. rights to Matteo Garrone’s TALE OF TALES. The film stars Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel, John C. Reilly, Toby Jones, Shirley Henderson, Hayley Carmichael, Bebe Cave and Alba Rohrwacher. It was produced by Jeremy Thomas, Jean Labadie and Garrone, from a screenplay by Edoardo Albinati, Ugo Chiti, Massimo Gaudioso and Garrone, and executive produced by Alessio Lazzareschi, Peter Watson, Nicki Hattingh, Anne Sheehan and Sheryl Crown.

TALE OF TALES, Garrone’s first English language film, had its world premiere last week In Competition at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. Garrone is a favorite at Cannes, having twice won the Jury Prize.

Inspired by the celebrated fairytales by Giambattista Basile, TALE OF TALES is an epic vision of cinema. From the quest of the Queen of Longtrellis to have a child, to two mysterious sisters who provoke the passion of the King of Strongcliff, to the King of Highhills obsessed with his pet flea, these stories weave the beautiful with the grotesque, creating a stunning and unique work of gothic imagination.

“We are thrilled to be working again with Matteo Garrone, who has a truly unique and inspired vision, whether he is adapting Neopolitan tales of kings and ogres as he has done magnificently in TALE OF TALES or painting a portrait of the real life Mafia as he did in GOMORRAH,” says Jonathan Sehring, President of Sundance Selects/IFC Films. “With his latest masterwork TALE OF TALES, Matteo demonstrates once again that he is not just one of the world’s leading auteur filmmakers but that the scale and range of his projects are so incredibly diverse that he is accomplished in almost every filmmaking genre possible.”"


Mad Max: Fury Road Doof Warrior T-Shirt: Now available from Fright Rags is the Doof Warrior T-shirt, depicting the scene-stealing, guitar-wielding member of Immortan Joe's army-on-wheels in Mad Max: Fury Road. The shirt is priced at $27.00. To learn more, visit FrightRags.com.

Source: TheWrap
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