20th Century Fox has been devoting it's time to the superhero craze for more than a decade now with X-Men and the Fantastic Four movies, the studio is now looking outside the world of superheroes for their next comic book project, and it looks as if they’ve picked quite a bold property. Boom! Studios' fantasy series, Lumberjanes, will be made into a live-action move as a "priority project" for the studio.
The Wrap reports that Fox has hired Will Widger, writer of the 2014 Black List script The Munchkin, to pen the Lumberjanes adaptation. Boom! Studios executives Ross Richie and Stephen Christy, along with Adam Yoelin, will produce the film, and 20th Century Fox's Kira Goldberg and Ryan Jones will oversee the project for the studio. Neither any casting nor a release date has been revealed as of yet, but according to the studio and producers are thinking of female directors to helm the film once the script is in it's final stages.
The series, which began in 2014, has been nominated for two Eisner Awards, one of which is for Best New Series.
Unlike Marvel and DC, Boom! Studios doesn’t target themselves with publishing superhero stories, though they did enjoy embark success with the Mark Waid-penned books Irredeemable and Incorruptible. Superhero movies may be dominating at the box office, it’s good to see that an alternative genre comic book story is being adapted for the big screen, especially for those wanting to see more stories led by strong, female combatants. Let's just hope the movie can truly capture what makes the series such a success story.