Fox Options ‘Nimona’ For an Animated Film

Noelle Stevenson’s Nimona started out as a webcomic, turned into her senior thesis, earned Stevenson multiple awards, and now is about to become an animated film.

According to THR, Fox Animation has optioned Nimona to develop it into a feature film. Patrick Osborne is currently attached to direct the project. Marc Haimes will be writing the screenplay, with Roy Lee and Adam Stone producing.

Part fantasy and part science fiction, Nimona follows its titular character (a shapeshifting young woman) as she teams up with a disgraced knight-turned-mad-scientist as they try to overthrow a corrupt regime. It’s a unique comic, and I think it’ll play well in animation (if they do it right).

No word on when the film is expected to be released yet, obviously.


Trae Dorn

Trae Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also wrote and drew the now completed webcomic UnCONventional, and produces the podcasts BS-Free Witchcraft, On This Day With Trae, Stormwood & Associates, and The Nerd & Tie Podcast. This leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”

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