Variety reports that Fox 2000 Pictures has optioned Ted Naifeh’s Courtney Crumrin series of Oni Press comic books to develop as a potential fantasy franchise.
The series follows a teenager who must contend with being a social outcast at a snobby new school while simultaneously moving in with her warlock uncle and learning how to harness magic.
Makeup and creature f/x maven Stan Winston will produce the film with Brian Gilbert. Sheryl Longin, who wrote Columbia’s 1999 Nixon-themed teen comedy “Dick,” has been hired to write the script.
The trade says the deal includes Naifeh’s comic books “Courtney Crumrin and the Night Things,” “Courtney Crumrin and the Coven of Mystics” and “Courtney Crumrin in the Twilight Kingdom.”