‘Kick-Ass’ Screenwriter Jane Goldman Hired to Pen ‘Fables’
Based on the Vertigo Comics series by Bill Willingham, Fables centers around a community of fairy tale characters (or “Fables”) who’ve been exiled from their homeland and now reside in modern-day New York. Kick-Ass screenwriter Jane Goldman has been hired to write the long-gestating Fables adaptation, which Nikolaj Arcel (The Royal Affair) will direct
David Heyman gave the scoop –
Arcell did a draft, and now he’s supervising Jane, who’s doing a draft. Hoping that it’ll come in and we’ll be able to move to the next stage. All these things always take longer than you want. And ‘Fables’ is not easy, by any means, but I think it’ll be pretty great.
Heyman also spoke about what attracted him to the property:
I’m drawn to stories about outsiders, and I think the Fables are outsiders. They’re people torn from the place where they were raised, by The Adversary. They arrive in a New York City-type place, and how we’re approaching is that they’re people who are all separate, and how they ultimately have to form the community in order to survive. They’re all inhabiting their own little universes within this world. But they have to form this community, and that really appealed to me. And I just think the characters are so vivid. And I also think the farm is, again, it’s very human. That’s what I like. It’s a challenging film.
Goldman is known for writing Stardust, co writing X-Men: First Class and is slated to work on Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. She is married to TV presenter Johnathon Ross and together they have 3 children.