"You know what we need? Another Comic book movie adaptation." It's a phrase that draws a lot of ire these days, but on this occasion I'd have to say it's a great idea. Why? Because the comic in question is Lumberjanes.
You may not have heard of Lumberjanes, a comic from Boom studios which began last year as part of Boom's initiative to release some creator-driven indie comics. It was planned as an eight issue series, but quickly upgraded to ongoing. The series is written by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis and Noelle Stevenson with illustrations by Brooke Allen
The story follows five girls, Jo, April, Molly, Mal and Ripley, who go to Miss Quinzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet's Camp for Hardcore Lady Types, members of which are known as Lumberjanes. As well as doing traditional camp stuff like earning badges and trying not to get caught by the staff when sneaking out, the Lumberjanes of Roanoke cabin also investigate supernatural shenanigans in the surrounding woods, akin to gravity falls.
Details about the project, which is currently in the hands of Fox, are thin on the ground at the moment. So far, all we know is that it's proposed to be a live action film and the script will be written by Will Widger. Widger recently came to Hollywood's attention when his script for The Munchkin made the blacklist. If you are unaware, the blacklist is a list of the best scripts currently owned by a movie studio who have no intentions of ever making it.
Lumberjanes is still very early in development, and the scriptwriting stage can take a long time and is usually completed before any actors are brought on board, so we're unlikely to see this movie before 2017. Lumberjanes the comic recently released its 15th issue, and is currently on a monthly release, with the first trade paperback, collecting issues 1-4, being released not long ago.