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WB Picks Up Rights to BONE

PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2008 3:42 am
by Leckomaniac
Warner Bros. Picks Up Bone Comic
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
March 8, 2008


Warner Bros. has picked up the rights to "Bone," the acclaimed independent comic book series from artist Jeff Smith, says The Hollywood Reporter. Dan Lin will produce.

The fantasy series followed three cousins from the Bone family who are small, white and bald humanlike creatures with big noses. The trio are run out of their hometown and find themselves in a mysterious valley where they are separated and hunted by other creatures. They are taken in by a girl named Thorn and her grandmother, and find out that the valley is threatened by an evil force called the Lord of the Locusts.

The series ran irregularly from 1991-2004. Scholastic has been publishing the collected stories in graphic novel format since 2005, selling more than 1 million copies so far.

A decision on what kind of format "Bone" should take -- live-action or animated or both -- will be based on filmmaker meetings.

An animated version was in development at Nickelodeon Films but fell through, partly because Smith was displeased that the studio was aiming it for kids and wanted the film to include pop songs.


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Awesome!!!! I would love to see this made into an animated film. Hope they get some real talent involved.

PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2008 3:52 am
by Chairman Kaga
WB animation has been the absolute best so far at adapting comics to animation...I think that would be the best approach.

PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2008 4:05 am
by AtomicHyperbole
Interesting! The game, although a bit iffy sometimes, was very well done on the budget they had. I recommend chasing it up if you've not already.

PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2008 11:41 am
by LaDracul
Funny, I remember first being exposed to that comic through the now defunct "Disney Adventures"...

WB Picks Up Rights to BONE

PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2008 12:48 pm
by bastard_robo
me too!

though when Disney Adventure stopped publishing it, I followed with the comic for a bit.

The book is a little bit of brilliant and animation is the ONLY way to go for this.

PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2008 3:14 pm
by Evil Hobbit
Now, the big question is..: Will it be black and white??!!

PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2008 6:10 pm
by buster00
As long as Jeff Smith retains some creative control, I have complete faith in this project.

PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2008 7:19 pm
by Pacino86845
I just got a friend of mine at work into the series, lucky her though she's reading the colorized TBs... the coloring is really great, very suitable to Smith's artwork. Based on the bit about Nickelodeon, it seems Smith would still have some sort of "say" as to the direction they'd head in... animated is probably the way to go if they want to keep true to his original designs, or else they'd look pretty silly in live action, IMO.

PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2008 7:38 pm
by Evil Hobbit
I hope they go for a hand drawn animation.

PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2008 1:12 am
by DennisMM
Oh, gods, yes. Traditional hand-drawn cels, no computer work except possibly for some background enhancements.

PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 7:07 pm
by Evil Hobbit
Just finished rereading this. (Had to after the movie making news, 1300 pages reading like 10, amazing) Snif, I still cry at the end. Love this so much. The humor is so great, I wonder how all these quirky expressions will be handled in the film. Or the violence for that instance, it has some Ghibli like scenes in it when it comes to cutting of arms etc. It's gonna take some real talent to make this properly, it really is a Lord of the Rings size epic. I'm hoping they pick Bird or someone of that magnitude, someone really focused on characters and subtle comedy slapstick.

Re: WB Picks Up Rights to BONE

PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 6:58 am
by TheButcher

Re: WB Picks Up Rights to BONE

PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 6:36 am
by TheButcher
From Hero Complex:
‘Bone’: Jeff Smith says early Hollywood footage was ‘mind-blowing’
COMIC-CON 2011: SPOTLIGHT ON JEFF SMITH (Friday, Room 5AB, 12:30 p.m.)

Re: WB Picks Up Rights to BONE

PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:31 am
by Nice Marmot
I gotta be that guy. Cast the voices . . .

Re: WB Picks Up Rights to BONE

PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:44 pm
by TheButcher
'Greek' Creator Takes on Warner Bros. Comic Book Movie 'Bone'; P.J. Hogan to Direct (Heat Vision Exclusive)
Patrick Sean Smith, who created the ABC Family show, is jumping into features by writing the script based on Jeff Smith's comic book.

Re: WB Picks Up Rights to BONE

PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:45 am
by Ribbons
I have to admit, Greek was kind of a guilty pleasure of mine. I don't see how it translates to Bone necessarily, but I think Smith can write humor okay.

Re: WB Picks Up Rights to BONE

PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:32 pm
by TheButcher
'Kung Fu Panda' Director Mark Osborne to Helm Adaptation of Cult Comic 'Bone' (Exclusive)
At the same time, Adam Kline ('Artemis Fowl') has been tapped to co-write the script with Osborne.
Borys Kit wrote:Dan Lin’s Lin Pictures is producing with Animal Logic’s Zareh Nalbandian with the goal of making a trilogy of animated feature films.

Re: WB Picks Up Rights to BONE

PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2016 11:04 am
by so sorry
TheButcher wrote:'Kung Fu Panda' Director Mark Osborne to Helm Adaptation of Cult Comic 'Bone' (Exclusive)
At the same time, Adam Kline ('Artemis Fowl') has been tapped to co-write the script with Osborne.
Borys Kit wrote:Dan Lin’s Lin Pictures is producing with Animal Logic’s Zareh Nalbandian with the goal of making a trilogy of animated feature films.



And the rare occurrence that the porn version will have the same exact name.

Re: WB Picks Up Rights to BONE

PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:05 pm
by Ribbons
so sorry wrote:And the rare occurrence that the porn version will have the same exact name.


Someone get Ralph Bakshi on the phone!

Re: WB Picks Up Rights to BONE

PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 4:35 pm
by Wolfpack
No one can give you the rights to bone.