20th Century Fox has tapped indie filmmaker Emily Carmichael to direct the upcoming film adaptation of BOOM! Studios’ “Lumberjanes.” The film comes from a script by indie scribe Will Widger, and is being produced by BOOM!’s Ross Richie and Stephen Christy, with Adam Yoelin co-producing.
According to TheWrap, the “Lumberjanes” film is considered a “priority” at the studio. The addition of Carmichael marks Fox’s second recent hire of a female director, after Jennifer Yuh Nelson for “Kung Fu Panda 3,” on a major project.
Created in 2014 by Shannon Watters, Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis and Brooke Allen for BOOM! Studios’ BOOM! Box Imprint and has garnered much acclaim, winning two Eisner Awards and the prestigious GLAAD Media Award in 2016, among other accolades. Likened to a female version of “The Goonies,” “Lumberjanes” follows a group of five young campers who uncover a supernatural threat within the forest.
The “Lumberjanes” movie hasn’t been given a release date.
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