Yesterday Rick Remender tweeted that one of his comics was about to be announced as being in development as a film. Today news came out that the film would be based on the Radical Publishing, The Last Days of American Crime comic series. The Last Days of American Crime’s first issue came out in December of 2009. There is also an ashcan preview of The Last Days of American Crime that was sent to retailers in October of 2009 – making it the first appearance of the series.
Another comic that was optioned this week is Greg Rucka’s The Old Guard. The Old Guard is being developed as a film by Skydance Media. The Old Guard #1 has a few variants including three 25th Anniversary Image variants, an Emerald City Comic Con Variant limited to 500 and a one per store Gold Foil variant. Before issue #1 was released, The Old Guard was previewed inside of Image+1 magazine.
Another announcement that came out this week was that Locke and Key had been green lit by netflix as a full serialized series.
It was announced today that FOX had just closed a deal that involved Michael Ketan starting in and producing an adaption of the Boom! Studios four part series, Imagine Agents. Unlike some of the previous FOX comic book project announcements has a main stream actor already pegged to have large involvement with the project – it will be fun to watch how this progresses.
Imagine Agents is about the police of imaginary friends so imagine men in black except instead of hunting aliens its Imaginary Friends of 6, 7 and 8 year olds. This book would translate well in the big screen.
Right now the books to be looking for are Imagine Agents #1 (there is also a 1:15 “virgin” art variant that up to a few hours ago was available on the Boom Studios website) and the limited to 100 Imagine Agents #1 Detroit Fanfare Variant. The Detroit Fanfare Comic Con no longer goes on and I remember passing this book up. Now that its selling for $50 on ebay and has a lot of potential to gain traction I’m kicking myself.