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‘Little Nightmares’ TV Series in Development by the Russo Brothers

Anthony Russo and Joe Russo, best known for directing the Captain America sequels Winter Soldier and Civil War, are adapting the videogame Little Nightmares for television. Dmitri M. Johnson and Stephan Bugaj of DJ2 Entertainment will executive produce alongside the Russo brothers and Samuel Gatte of Bandai-Namco. Mike Larocca will co-executive produce.

A Nightmare Before Christmas director Henry Selick is helming the pilot, and if picked up may stay around for additional episodes.

The game Little Nightmares, released earlier this year, follows a nine year old girl named Six, who finds herself trapped at the bottom of a cursed ship called the Maw. The puzzle-platform game sees her trying to escape the nightmare filled ship by going through its various levels — avoiding the Janitor, the Twin Chefs, and the Lady.

Multiple parties were interested in adapting the game for the screen, and the Russos won their bid in a competitive field. It’s an exciting prospect, and kind of a dream team to take it on. The brothers are amazing directors, DJ2 Entertainment is currently also doing the Life is Strange film adaptation, and Henry Selick… is Henry Selick. Should the project, which is still in early development, make it to our screens, it’ll probably be pretty great.

Via THR

Russo Brothers Definitely Directing Avengers 3 and 4

It’s been rumored for a while that Anthony and Joe Russo would be taking over the Avengers franchise, but it’s now been confirmed that the brothers have closed a deal with Marvel to take over the biggest centerpiece of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase 3.

Joss Whedon, who directed and wrote Avengers and the forthcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron, has stated that he was stepping down from the franchise several times, and with the success of the Russos’ Captain America films, they seem like the best successors. Whedon isn’t leaving Marvel, as Agents of SHIELD continues to hold up the television aspect of the shared universe.

The Russo Brothers got their start in television, where they helped put together two of the greatest comedy series of the last fifteen years (Arrested Development and Community). Considering how integrated the Captain America films have been to the entire Avengers franchise, they are really the best choice to carry on the torch.

Via Screenrant