[UPDATED] Holy Mae Jemison LUMBERJANES IS GOING TO BE A LIVE-ACTION MOVIE
Movies to the max!
It’s no secret that the Eisner-winning Lumberjanes – by the crack creative team of Shannon Watters, Noelle Stevenson, and Brooke A. Allen – is one of the best comics of all time: it’s got all different kinds of kick-ass ladies, queer relationships, feminist name-dropping, supernatural evil, and hella radness. Well get stoked, because the Lumberjanes are coming to a big screen near you!
20th Century Fox has optioned the rights to the franchise, and has hired Will Widger to write the screenplay. Widger has previously written not really a damn thing, but his script for The Munchkin, a noir detective thriller, made it onto Hollywood’s 2014’s Black List for best unproduced screenplays. Which, okay, whatever; but seriously, they better get some input from Noelle or, you know, any ladies along the way, because letting a white dude write the Lumberjanes movie seems to defeat the whole purpose.
BOOM! execs Ross Richie, Stephen Christy, and Adam Yoelin will be attached to the film as producers, which gives me a little hope for a consistent vision that stays true to the comics, with Kira Goldberg and Ryan Jones overseeing on the studio side.
Plus, the Lumberjanes team are adorably excited!
WE GOT OPTIONED, YOU GUYS, IS THE THING THAT HAPPENED
— Shannon Watters (@shanito) May 29, 2015
Just found out there might be a Lumberjanes movie????????????? Whuuyyhuhhhttt???!! — Brooke Allen (@BrookeAAllen) May 29, 2015
Praying to the Holy Kitten that Hollywood doesn’t mess this one up.
[UPDATE: Sources close to the production tell The Mary Sue producers went out to 30 writers, 12 of them pitched, and Widger’s was closest to the comic and was the best movie version of the project. They also told us the script is really close in tone and spirit and character to the comic.]
(via The Wrap)
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