Warner Bros sets director for new DC Comics movie adaptation

News Simon Brew
5 Jun 2013 - 06:59

It's not Justice League yet, but Warner Bros is pushing ahead with a movie of DC and Vertigo's Fables...

Finally, there are signs that Warner Bros is pushing ahead with movie properties based around the fringes of its DC Comics catalogue. Thus far with DC, the main thrust has been on Superman and Batman, not least since Green Lantern struggled at the box office. And whilst numerous rumours circle about which other DC properties are on Warner Bros' slate, we now get news that Fables is making its way to the big screen.

Shepherded by Harry Potter producer David Heyman, the movie take on Fables, which follows fairytale characters who have been evicted from their own world and left to live in New York, will be directed by Nikolaj Arcel, helmer of the Danish movie A Royal Affair.

It's not the first time that Warner Bros has tried to get Fables to the screen, but things look a lot more concrete this time. Jeremy Slater has been hired to write the screenplay, and as we hear more on the project, we'll let you know...

The Hollywood Reporter.

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