Emily The Strange, the clothing mascot turned Dark Horse comic book character, has been optioned for animation through Amazon. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the content provider plans to produce a feature-length animated film based on the character.
Created by skateboarder Mike Reger to promote his clothing line, Emily The Strange is a 13-year-old girl with strange abilities who hangs out with her four equally weird cats.
Emily The Strange has been optioned for film before, with Kick-Ass's Chloe Grace Moretz attached at one point for a live action film. Amazon acquired the rights when the previous holder, Universal, allowed them to lapse. Reger and Dark Horse's Mike Richardson will act as producers for the film. No further information has been announced.
THE WOODS Optioned For Television
Writer James Tynion IV and artist Michael Dialnyas's BOOM! series The Woods has been optioned for television by SyFy. San Andreas director Brad Peyton is set to produce and direct the series, according to Deadline.
The Woods tells the story of a high school class who are abruptly teleported to a strange alien planet.
“We’ve always seen this title as having the potential to be a stand-out sci-fi property, and there’s no better team to do that with than with Boom! and the teams at UCP/Syfy,” Peyton said.
No cast or potential premiere date have been announced.
A.D.: AFTER DEATH Optioned By Sony
A.D.: After Death, the three-issue Image comic book by writer Scott Snyder and artist Jeff Lemire, has been optioned for film by Sony.
A.D.: After Death is the story of a man who begin to question everything in a society where death has been cured.
No director or cast or projected release date was announced.