Source: Hollywood Reporter
Fables, the long-running series from DC's "myopic" Vertigo franchise, is being targetted for the big screen. Nikolaj Arcel, director of Dutch film A Royal Affair, is set to direct and David Heyman and Jeffrey Clifford of Heyday Films will produce. Heyday Films previously produced a series of little known films based on the obscure Harry Potter novels.
This is the third time WB has tried to make Fables into a movie/television franchise. WB tried in 2004, and then looked to ABC to produce a television show (which ABC passed on for the entirely different fairy tale characters in the real world show Once Upon a Time).
The news comes a week after DC co-publisher Dan Didio questioned the relevancy of Fables imprint, Vertigo, calling its sales model myopic. Yup, it's sure is short-sighted to have all those trades in bookstores for people to buy when this movie comes out, ain't it?
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