Report: LUMBERJANES Movie Hires Director

"Lumberjanes #14" cover
Credit: BOOM! Studios

Updated August 10, 2016: Independent filmmaker Emily Carmichael has been hired to direct 20th Century Fox's Lumberjanes film, According to The Wrap.

Carmichael was at one time reportedly in the running to direct Marvel's Captain Marvel movie, though no director for that film has been confirmed.

Screenwriter Will Widger, who wrote the 'Black List' screenplay The Munchkin, was previously reported to be adapting the comic book for film.

No release date has been set for the Lumberjanes movie.

Original Story: The Wrap is reporting that 20th Century Fox is prepping BOOM! Studios's Lumberjanes to make the jump to the big screen. According to the report, Lumberjanes is being adapted by The Munchkin writer Will Widger. BOOM! executives Ross Richie, Stephen Christy, and Adam Yoelin will produce.

The live-action film will adapt the story of five young girls who encounter supernatural forces while at summer camp. Lumberjanes was created by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson, and Brooke A. Allen.

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