[Movies] 20th Century Fox Signs First Look Deal with Boom! Studios
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 10.02.2013
After the success of 2 Guns…
THR reports that 20th Century Fox has signed a first look deal with comic publisher Boom! Studios and the company's imprint, Archaia Entertainment.
The deal reportedly gives Fox the opportunity to adapt any new Boom! Studios comic series into a film as well as some of their older titles. Fox previously produced the Boom! Comic 2 Guns, released earlier this year. The deal also allows Boom! Studios to use the entire catalog of Fox films as the basis for new comic book series which Fox could then turn around and use as a blueprint for a remake of said film.
20th Century Fox president Emma Watts stated on the deal: "Boom!/Archaia has emerged as a publishing powerhouse devoted to original innovative storytelling and world class artists. Along with our recent deal with Epic, this relationship reinforces Fox's commitment to attracting top tier talent with smart commercial content, as well as supporting a new breed of producer."
Fox was already developing the Boom! Comic Rust into a film with director Carlos Saldanha in talks to direct. 24 showrunner Howard Gordon is also said to be developing the comic series Unthinkinkable to TV.