If you hadn’t noticed, we’ve been covering comic books a lot more around here. Image Comics is one of our favorite publishers and I probably don’t need to remind you that Spawn was born there. Image Comics has come a long way since the early days. So much so that their upcoming unreleased series Crowded has already been optioned for a movie.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Rebel Wilson has optioned the film rights to the series with the goal of starring in and producing the movie adaptation. Wilson will develop the project and produce it via her Camp Sugar production banner.
First announced at the prestigious Image Expo in February, Crowded explores the seedy implications of today’s technology with the gut-wrenching resonance of a Black Mirror episode. In Crowded, the world runs on an economy of job shares and apps, including Reapr: a crowdfunding platform to fund assassinations. Charlie Ellison leads a quiet, normal life until she’s suddenly targeted by a million-dollar Reapr campaign. Hunted by all of Los Angeles, Charlie hires Vita, the lowest-rated bodyguard on the Dfend app. As the campaign picks up speed, they’ll have to figure out who wants Charlie dead before the campaign’s 30 days—or their lives—are over.
Wilson’s shingle, Camp Sugar, is currently in post-production on its first project, The Hustle, MGM and Annapurna’s remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels that stars Wilson and Anne Hathaway.
Wilson is currently in Prague shooting Jojo Rabbit, the satire being directed by Taika Waititi and starring Scarlett Johansson. Her next release is New Line’s ensemble rom-com Isn’t It Romantic, which also features Liam Hemsworth and Priyanka Chopra and is set to open on Valentine’s Day 2019.
Crowded sounds like a great upcoming series from Image Comics. Hopefully, Rebel Wilson can make a great movie from the material.
Last Updated on December 19, 2018.