For anyone who has been desperate to see some female ensembles on the big screen outside of romantic comedy fare, we have some good news. 20th Century Fox is developing a live-action adaptation of the Boom! Studios comic book Lumberjanes. This is also good news for anyone who’s getting sick of superhero comic book adaptations, because this is something a bit different.
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It’s a long-standing practice in comic book publishing: create stories that leap off from or are related to popular movies. Dark Horse Comics all but relied on runs of Aliens comics to keep the publisher going in early years; even Marvel scored with the Star Wars comic series in the late ’70s and early ’80s, just to name a couple obvious examples.
And so seeing that Boom! Studios may be doing some sort of Big Trouble in Little China comic book, even with the involvement of Goon creator Eric Powell, may not be a huge deal. Great for the hardcore fans and those who like Powell’s work (which should be everyone, really, because he’s quite good) but maybe not such a big deal for an audience that just wants films.
Thing is, Boom! Studios has a really interesting deal with Fox that makes us wonder about the potential for this title.
Update: More details have been revealed. The comic will be a direct sequel to the film, with the participation of director John Carpenter. More info follows the poster image pasted below.
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