DC Comics Fables lands a director for big-screen movie adaptation

DC Comics is set to expand its movie universe, following the announcement that long-running comic-book series Fables is to become a feature film.

The comic-book follows a band of famous figures from fairy-tale lore, including Snow White, Prince Charming and the Big Bad Wolf, who have been ejected from their fantasy land, only to wash up in present-day New York.

Harry Potter producer David Heyman is developing the project, with Nikolaj Arcel (he of A Royal Affair ) set to fill the director’s chair. Jeremy Slater will be adapting the script from Bill Willingham’s source material.

Fables nearly made its way to the silver screen back in 2004, when Warner attempted to develop an adaptation with The Jim Henson Company, only for the project to stall before a script could be drafted.

ABC were also keen to adapt the comic as a TV series in 2008, but that too collapsed at an early stage. Fingers crossed this new endeavour enjoys better fortune…

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