Twentieth Century Fox Film (TCFF) recently confirmed a 'strategic investment' in award-winning comic book, graphic novel publisher BOOM! Studios, noted for partnering with creators to share ownership of original comic book characters and series:
"Our industry’s soul is its storytelling and artistry," said TCFF CEO, Chairman Stacey Snider.
"...and as we continue to foster an environment at Fox that serves as a home for the world's best storytellers, this investment in BOOM! allows us to work even more closely with their incredible stable of writers and artists,.
"We look forward to the projects we have with them ahead, and are proud to have an opportunity to further energize their storytelling through this partnership."
"Fox's investment will fuel BOOM!’s generation of more original content like 'Lumberjanes', 'Mouse Guard' and 'Grass Kings'", said Ross Richie, CEO and Founder of BOOM! Studios.
"Fox has been an incredibly supportive partner and our creative alliance has been tremendously successful – high-level directors, big screenwriters, and marquee talent have found 'BOOM!' an attractive platform.
"Now 'BOOM!' can greenlight more new series from comic book creators, deepen its distribution relationships, and widen its marketing reach. Great news for our creators, retail partners, and fans."
BOOM! has won the comic book industry's Best Publisher 'Gem Award' seven of the past eight years, numerous 'Eisner' and 'Harvey Awards', plus a series of New York Times best-selling graphic novels.
Currently in film development with Fox, are the BOOM! properties "Irredeemable", director James Wan's "Malignant Man"....
"Imagine Agents", "Mouse Guard" and "Lumberjanes".
TCFF is currently in post-production on a feature based on the BOOM! property "The Empty Man", from the graphic novel by writer Cullen Bunn and illustrator Vanesa R. Del Rey.
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