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Postby Conroy420 on Fri Jan 02, 2009 12:04 am

I saw there was bit of discussion of this on the 'Random Coaxial' thread but being a big Fables fan I wanted to get some discussion going.

What does everyone think of the news that Fables, at least a pilot, will be coming to ABC?

I'm very pleased as Fables could only really be done as a TV show, but I'm just not sure how they will get all the fantastical visuals displayed in the book on the TV screen, especially on TV budget. I mean, how good can a giant Bigby in wolf form look, or the various goblins and monsters. Perhaps ABC hopes to make 'Fables' they replacement for 'LOST' when that show goes off the air next year? Maybe inject some of that shows huge budget into 'Fables'.

Any thoughts for casting?
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Re: Fables

Postby TheButcher on Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:10 am

From MTV 12/10/08: ‘Fables’ Creator Bill Willingham On The Upcoming ABC TV Series: ‘The Comic Books Are The Thing.’

From /film Monday, December 8th: ABC Greenlights Fables Television Show Pilot

From THR:
ABC to bring DC's 'Fables' alive
Nellie Andreeva and Borys Kit wrote:DC Comics' "Fables" is heading to ABC.

The network has handed out a put pilot commitment to the fantasy project, based on the comic book created by Bill Willingham and published by DC's Vertigo imprint.

"Six Degrees" creators/executive producers Stu Zicherman and Raven Metzner are penning the script for the hourlong drama set at Warner Bros. TV.

David Semel has come on board to direct "Fables," which revolves around characters from fairy tales and folklore living in exile in modern-day New York.

"Their lives become interconnected in vary big way," Zicherman said. "They share a secret and a bond."

Zicherman and Metzner wouldn't elaborate which fairy tale characters will be featured in the TV series, but noted that Big Bad Wolf and Snow White, who are central to the comics, will have a similar role on the show.

The comic book series' first storyline followed Fabletown's sheriff, a reformed and pardoned Big Bad Wolf, who investigates the murder of Snow White's party-girl sister, Rose Red.

"We set up a structure to allow any fairy tale character to show up in any one episode," Metzner said.

The fairy tale characters will keep some of their trademark characteristics. For instance, Prince Charming will be handsome, while Big Bad Wolf will have to shave a four-day shadow from growing back every day.

But overall, "they are just like real people in the real world who live and breathe and look just like you and me," Metzner said.

Describing themselves as "lifetime comic book fans," Zicherman and Metzner fell in love with "Fables" when they read the series' first issue in 2002.

NBC took a stab at developing a TV series based on the comics during the 2006-07 development season with writer Craig Silverstein.

WMA-repped Zicherman and Metzner, who met in college, have been a writing team for the past 10 years.

Semel, repped by UTA and 3 Arts, has directed the pilots for such series as "Heroes," "My Own Worst Enemy," "Life" and "The Cleaner."


From Newsarama October 13th, 2010:
Are “Lost” producers working on Fables for ABC?



From io9:
Are Lost's writers making a Fables TV series?
Meredith Woerner wrote:Tron Legacy scribes Adam Horrowitz and Edward Kitsis' latest television project, an hour-long drama about modern-day fairy tales, has just been picked up by ABC. Fingers crossed it's more like the comic book Fables and less like The 10th Kindgom.

Not that we don't love 10th Kingdom, we do — we just really want to see an updated, gritty fairy tale show that isn't afraid to go a little dark.

Variety is reporting that ABC has picked up Kitsis and Horrowitz's pilot, is titled "Once Upon A Time," and here's the premise:

Pilot, from ABC Studios, is a mix of sci-fi and fantasy with a strong mystery element. Premise is a modern-day take on fairy tales, with a female protagonist who comes from a unique background. Show takes place in a small Maine town during the present time.


Lost exec producer Damon Lindelof will consult, and like the castaway series, this drama will have a very large ensemble cast. We're very excited for more hard-core fantasy on television, more fairies, less shirtless werewolves — no offense to MTV's Teen Wolf reboot.
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Re: Fables

Postby TheButcher on Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:12 am

VARIETY EXCLUSIVE: 'Lost' exec producers Horowitz, Kitsis sell pilot to ABC
Stuart Levine wrote:“Lost” exec producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis have sold their hourlong drama script “Once Upon a Time” to ABC.

Pilot, from ABC Studios, is a mix of sci-fi and fantasy with a strong mystery element. Premise is a modern-day take on fairy tales, with a female protagonist who comes from a unique background. Show takes place in a small Maine town during the present time.

Despite the fairy tale premise, show will have a strong human emotional center. Similar to “Lost,” there will be a large ensemble.

“Lost” exec producer Damon Lindelof will consult.

Horowitz and Kitsis had the idea for the show seven years ago, prior to coming aboard “Lost.” The pair, who are longtime writing partners, didn’t approach ABC with the pitch until “Lost” finished its run in May.

Besides exec producing and writing “Lost,” Horowitz and Kitsis wrote the upcoming pic “Tron: Legacy” as well as the “Tron” sequel. They’re also penning “Ouija,” the Universal pic based on the Hasbro property.
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Re: Fables

Postby TheButcher on Thu Dec 09, 2010 1:00 am

'Fables' TV Series No Longer Likely, Says Creator
It was announced two years ago that a television adaptation of Bill Willingham's "Fables" was headed to the ABC network as an hourlong drama, but since then, very few details have emerged on the developing series — and sadly for "Fables" fans, it appears that there's a good reason why.

Willingham told io9 in a recent interview that while he's not completely sure on the status of the "Fables" TV show, he doesn't expect that the version that was announced in 2008 is still on the way.
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Re: Fables

Postby TheButcher on Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:03 pm

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Re: Fables

Postby TheButcher on Wed Mar 09, 2011 7:43 am

TheButcher wrote:'Fables' TV Series No Longer Likely, Says Creator
It was announced two years ago that a television adaptation of Bill Willingham's "Fables" was headed to the ABC network as an hourlong drama, but since then, very few details have emerged on the developing series — and sadly for "Fables" fans, it appears that there's a good reason why.

Willingham told io9 in a recent interview that while he's not completely sure on the status of the "Fables" TV show, he doesn't expect that the version that was announced in 2008 is still on the way.

Natalie Dormer would have been perfect as Cinderella.
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Re: Fables

Postby Nachokoolaid on Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:13 am

Reading all of the FABLES trade paperbacks now. I absolutely love this thing. It's up there with Sandman and Preacher among my favorite reads in the graphic novel medium.
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Re: Fables

Postby TheButcher on Fri Jul 15, 2011 5:18 pm

From Vulture:
What Is Warner Bros. Planning to Replace the Harry Potter Cash Cow?
And just in case Yates loses interest in both of these projects, we’re told the studio is also eager to put him on Fables, based on a Vertigo Comics graphic novel that seems an awful lot like NBC’s forthcoming series Grimm. Set in the Fabletown section of Manhattan's Upper West Side, it follows its sheriff, the now-reformed Big Bad Wolf, as he investigates the murder of Snow White’s party-girl sister. (The prime suspect: Jack, her current live-in boyfriend and former beanstalk climber. No, really.) And finally, Yates is also said to be a candidate to direct an adaptation of Jonathan Tropper’s family-funeral farce, This Is Where I Leave You.
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Re: Fables vs Once Upon A Time

Postby TheButcher on Sat Oct 08, 2011 6:27 pm

From Bleeding Cool:
Fables Fans! Gatecrash The Once Upon A Time Panel At NYCC
Rich Johnston wrote:They may deny it. But we all know that the new TV show Once Upon A Time on ABC is a ripoff of the unmade Fables TV adaptation that ABC were pursuing shortly before announcing this new show.

Well, this is your opportunity to let them all know that you know. And that you know they know that you know. So they’ll know that you know they know that you know.

At the New York Comic Con on Friday 14th, showrunners Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz will be running a Q&A panel after an exclusive screening of the first episode. Room 1A06 from 10.30pm, and a signing session from 11.45pm in Room 1E07.

And remember just because someone has already asked about them ripping off Fables, doesn’t mean that you can’t ask exactly the same question. Again and again and again., Even when the moderator says “I think we’ve had enough mentions of Fables, the guys have answered that question eight times, let’s move on”, still keep going. Just remember, What Would San Diego Batgirl Do?
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Re: Fables

Postby TheButcher on Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:18 pm

DC Comic 'Fables' Targeted for Film Adaptation With 'Royal Affair' Director (Heat Vision Exclusive)
David Heyman, who produced the "Harry Potter" movies," is developing the fantasy project.
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