A film adaptation of beloved comic book series ‘Fables’ has been in the works for some time now, with director Nikolaj Arcel (‘A Royal Affair’) attached to bring the dark fantasy story to the big screen. There’s been little word on development of the project recently, but that just changed with the hiring of ‘X-Men: First Class’ screenwriter (and Matthew Vaughn collaborator) Jane Goldman.
In a move that surprised no one (or, let us rephrase, should have surprised no one), Warner Bros. formally announced that 'Man of Steel' director Zack Snyder will be helming the long-awaited 'Justice League' movie after he's finished with 'Batman vs. Superman.' With his Superman sequel set for release on May 6, 2016, the premiere date for this DC superhero team-up is projected for around 2018, and the studio has more it wants to accomplish before then.
Few comics have been as good for as long as 'Fables,' which debuted in 2002 and hasn't lost a step since. The winner of 14 Eisner Awards, the series takes place in a world where every fictional character is real and living among us in secret, having been chased out of their homelands by a mysterious figure called "The Adversary." Published under DC Comics' Vertigo label, the series has almost made the jump to film or television a few times before, but it looks like a film adaptation is officially back on track.