Netflix and BOOM! Studios, the comic book publisher behind acclaimed series like Lumberjanes and Mouse Guard, have struck a first-look deal for live-action and animated TV. The BOOM Studios Netflix deal is not the first time the two companies have partnered up — David F. Sandberg’s Netflix film The Unsound was based on a BOOM! graphic novel by Cullen Bunn and Jack T. Cole, and BOOM! also debuted a graphic novel series tied to Netflix’s epic fantasy series, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.
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English actor Idris Elba (Pacific Rim, The Wire) has lent his voice to several animal characters in films already: a cape buffalo in Zootopia, Shere Khan the tiger in The Jungle Book, and a sea lion in Finding Dory. He’s playing a cat in Tom Hooper’s upcoming adaptation of Cats later this year, and now it looks like he’ll be playing a mouse in the film adaptation of the Boom! Studios comic Mouse Guard. He’s a one-man menagerie! Read More »
Big Trouble in Little China celebrated its 30th anniversary last year, but it seems like 2017 is the year that will see the film thrust back into the spotlight. There’s a new board game based on the film coming along and now a new comic book sequel is on the way that continues the story of Kurt Russell’s Jack Burton. Here’s the best part, though: director John Carpenter is co-writing the Big Trouble in Little China comic. Read on to find out everything we know about it so far.
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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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