Before the comic even arrives in stores Rebel Wilson options film rights to produce and headline in movie adaptation
Even before hitting shelves this August, the forthcoming CROWDED by Eisner-nominated writer Christopher Sebela (Heartthrob, We(l)come Back, Harley Quinn), Ro Stein and Ted Brandt (Captain Marvel, Raven: The Pirate Princess), Triona Farrell (Runaways, Mech Cadet Yu), and Cardinal Rae (BINGO LOVE, ROSE) is stirring up buzz with The Hollywood Reporter dropping the news yesterday that Rebel Wilson has optioned the film rights to the series with the goal of starring in and producing the movie adaptation. Wilson will develop the project and produce it via her Camp Sugar production banner. Also producing is Oni Entertainment.
First announced at the prestigious Image Expo in February, CROWDED explores the seedy implications of today’s technology with the gut-wrenching resonance of a Black Mirror episode. In CROWDED, the world runs on an economy of job shares and apps, including Reapr: a crowdfunding platform to fund assassinations. Charlie Ellison leads a quiet, normal life until she’s suddenly targeted by a million-dollar Reapr campaign. Hunted by all of Los Angeles, Charlie hires Vita, the lowest-rated bodyguard on the Dfend app. As the campaign picks up speed, they’ll have to figure out who wants Charlie dead before the campaign’s 30 days—or their lives—are over.
“From the moment Chris first explained the premise I just KNEW we had to do this book. Reading the script was like falling down the stairs… but in a fun way!” said Stein.
Sebela added: “I’ve been wanting to do this book for a couple years now, but it took me this long to figure out a pair of characters I could fall in love with and follow through our messed up vision of the future. As dark and gloomy as it started out, Ro, Ted & Triona have turned it into a madcap adventure buddy comedy at the same time. Crowded is bloody, funny, cynical and hopeful and I can’t wait for people to get a look at it.”
“Working on Crowded is the most fun I’ve had whilst awake,” said Brandt. “First page of the first script I knew I was in love with this book, and it’s only gotten stronger as the team has come together. It’s a wild thrill and I’m so excited to share it.”
CROWDED #1 Cover A by Stein & Brandt (Diamond Code JUN180046) and CROWDED #1 Cover B by Stott (Diamond Code JUN180047) hit stores on Wednesday, August 15th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, July 23rd
Written by Christopher Sebela
Art by Ro Stein (Pencils) Ted Brandt (Inks) Triona Farrell (Colors)
On Sale August 15th, 2018
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