I guess it was a little over a month ago when I shared the announcement from Image Comics about their brand-new upcoming series “Crowded”. If you missed that alert just click HERE to be up to speed. This latest bit of news comes as a bit of a cool surprise as the title is already being optioned for a movie. Talk about fast and you can read all about it down below. Dig in.
The Press Release:
Even before hitting shelves this August, the forthcoming CROWDED by Eisner-nominated writer Christopher Sebela (Heartthrob, We(l)come Back, Harley Quinn), Ro Stein and Ted Brandt (Captain Marvel, Raven: The Pirate Princess), Triona Farrell (Runaways, Mech Cadet Yu), and Cardinal Rae (BINGO LOVE, ROSE) is stirring up buzz with The Hollywood Reporter dropping the news yesterday that Rebel Wilson has optioned the film rights to the series with the goal of starring in and producing the movie adaptation. Wilson will develop the project and produce it via her Camp Sugar production banner. Also producing is Oni Entertainment.
First announced at the prestigious Image Expo in February, CROWDED explores the seedy implications of today’s technology with the gut-wrenching resonance of a Black Mirror episode. In CROWDED, the world runs on an economy of job shares and apps, including Reapr: a crowdfunding platform to fund assassinations. Charlie Ellison leads a quiet, normal life until she’s suddenly targeted by a million-dollar Reapr campaign. Hunted by all of Los Angeles, Charlie hires Vita, the lowest-rated bodyguard on the Dfend app. As the campaign picks up speed, they’ll have to figure out who wants Charlie dead before the campaign’s 30 days—or their lives—are over.
CROWDED #1 Cover A by Stein & Brandt (Diamond Code JUN180046) and CROWDED #1 Cover B by Stott (Diamond Code JUN180047) hit stores on Wednesday, August 15th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, July 23rd.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: As I close this up I have to share the update that I know no more than I did with the initial report about this series and now the proposed film. Well, outside of what we shared from Image Comics that is 😊 So I will say that I did visit the company at the recent Book Expo over at the Javits Center and I compiled a post that is dedicated to the company that you can enjoy by clicking HERE. Feel free to chime in down below with what you think about this potential film and I will be returning with more very soon. See you then.
Official Website: http://www.imagecomics.com