It’s been a good couple of weeks for Noelle Stevenson.
Just two weeks after the announcement that her collaborative Boom! Studios comic Lumberjanes was getting a live-action adaptation, now comes word that her Eisner winning solo venture, Nimona, is going to be an animated feature.
In a report from THR, FOX Animation has picked up the rights for the graphic novel which is set in a Medieval future, where a young shape-shifter teams with a disgraced knight to overthrow the corrupt regime of the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics. Nimona was a webcomic that Stevenson began in 2012 while she was still a student at the Maryland Institute College of Art, it was released as a graphic novel this past May by HarperCollins.
Marc Haimes will pen the script, while the project will be directed by Patrick Osborne, who directed the Oscar winning Disney short, Feast, an utterly fabulous bit of whimsy that means Stevenson’s beloved creation should be i great hands.
Congrats Noelle! Talk about well-deserved success for one of the industry’s continually rising talents!
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