The Hollywood Reporter says John H. Williams and his Vanguard Films have picked up rights to the cult comic book series “Emo Boy,” setting Kyle Newman to direct the adaptation. Stephen Edmond, the comic’s writer-artist, is penning the screenplay.
Published by Slave Labor Graphics, the satirical comic followed the travails of the most self-dramatizing young man in the history of the world, whose emotions were so intense he even had “emo powers.”
The company hopes to make music a key component of the project, which has been described as being in the tone of Napoleon Dynamite, Harold and Maude and Zoolander.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter