The success of the Lumberjanes is going strong. Following hot on the heels of their Eisner nominations for Best New Series and Best Publication for Teens, comes word that 20th Century Fox has found someone to write a live-action movie adaption.
According to the folks at The Wrap, Will Widger has been tasked with adapting the tale of five best friends battling the supernatural at Lumberjanes scout camp. The ongoing series from BOOM! Studios has been lauded on many fronts including for its representation and diversity, earning it a GLAAD Media Award nomination for Outstanding Comic Book. The recently released Lumberjanes Volume 1 trade paperback made Diamond’s April sales top 10 list for graphic novels and sales as well as nods on the weekly New York Times bestseller list solidifying the title’s mainstream potential.
A big part of Lumberjanes success seems to be the all-female creative team featuring Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson and Brooke A. Allen, so it will be interesting to see how Widger approaches the task. The studio and producers are already thinking of female directors to target once the script is complete.