While best known for his work as a producer of the “Harry Potter” series, David Heyman provided an update on the script for another fantasy project he’s involved with, the film adaptation of Bill Willingham’s Vertigo series “Fables,” in an interview with SPINOFF ONLINE about “Paddington,” appearing later today.
When asked how the adaptation was coming along, Heyman confirmed both Nik Arcel and Jane Goldman’s involvement with the movie. “Jane Goldman is working on the draft as we speak,” he told Spinoff. “Nik Arcel… did a draft, and now he’s supervising Jane, who’s doing a draft.” Though Arcel has been linked to the project before, Goldman’s involvement is a new element. Her past credits include co-writing “X-Men: First Class” and “Kick-Ass” with Matthew Vaughn.
Although admitting that “all these things always take longer than you want,” Heyman explained what drew him to the project originally: “I’m drawn to stories about outsiders… They’re people who are all separate, and how they ultimately have to form the community in order to survive… I just think the characters are so vivid.” He also cited the challenge as part of what he likes about the project.
Stay tuned to CBR News for more on the “Fables” film adaptation.
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