Hell freaking yeah! Heat Vision is reporting that the awesome Legends: The Enchanted from Radical Publishing has just been picked up by Imagine Entertainment for a feature film treatment. Legends continues the run of Hollywood fairytale remakes, but this one in particular is definitely the project I'm now looking forward to the most.
Legends takes place in a fantasy world that's part steampunk, part magic, and mixed in with some of your favorite fairy tale characters imagined in a much darker and more violent way than ever before. Jack is actually a giant killer, Goldilocks is a mercenary, Hansel and Gretel are psychic exterminators, and Red Riding Hood is appropriately a wolf hunter.
These legends of folklore thought they were immortal due to the powers of a charm that protects them, but after the warrior Pinocchio is found violently murdered, they realize all their lives might be at stake. It is for this reason that Jack and Red team up to find out who or what is trying to kill them.
It's such a cool and twisted universe that Nick Percival has created. I saw a preview for the graphic novel last week when I was sent Shrapnel: Hubris and it looks amazing. Seeing some of your childhood memories slaughtering magical wolves and giants is just so cool and insane on so many levels; and the scene where Pinocchio is killed is a more than a little bit psychotic. I imagine the film will tread fairly closely to the story of the graphic novel and that makes me very happy.
No writer is attached, but hopefully Percival will be involved in some way. Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Barry Levine will produce the feature. If I could pick someone for this it'd be Guillermo Del Toro. I know he's probably not available, but he could work wonders with this sort of material.
All I can say is look at the artwork and just try and tell me that you are not excited for this! Hell, there's even one of those weird comic book trailers for this which I'll post purely for the fact this is an awesome project and the trailer has lots of awesome artwork in it.
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