Fables is again in the works for a live-action adaptation, this time as a film, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
THR states that David Heyman (who produced all eight Harry Potter movies) and Jeffrey Clifford (the president of Heyman's Heyday Films and a producer of Up In the Air) are "on board" to produce. Additionally, Nikolaj Arcel, director of 2012 Danish drama A Royal Affair, is reportedly attached to direct a script by Jeremy Slater, who was hired by Fox to write the Fantastic Four reboot.
Fables, an acclaimed ongoing series created by Bill Willingham and launched in 2002 as part of DC's Vertigo imprint, was in early development for a film in 2004, and also has been in contention as a TV series at both NBC and ABC in the past. In 2011, ABC debuted Once Upon A Time and NBC launched Grimm, two "fairy tale characters in a modern setting" series with conceptual similarities to Fables.