There have been rumors of a Bone movie for years and no, it’s not a cheeky porno title. It’s the critically acclaimed Jeff Smith‘s Bone, a series telling the tale of a prophecy, a princess, a dragon and three cousins lost in a strange land. The journey of this comic turning to film is also a tale in itself, getting passed around from studio to studio like a prison bitch, a sad tale really. Thankfully it’s found new life with a new script and is in the safe hands of Warner Bros. studios.
Warner Bros. has had the film under wraps for quite some time and have even had a three-film deal planned since late 2009. To further interest in the feature the studio recently created a four-minute short film to demo to Jeff Smith himself. Talk about a ballsy move.
The LA Times newspaper spoke with the writer/artist/publisher, who said he’s “actually excited” after seeing the four-minute piece, which is the first hint of a trilogy of CGI 3D films.
“Fone Bone was falling in the water and going through cliffs and canyons. The dragon moved in from off camera in the shadows with smoke around him, all in 3-D. It was pretty mind-blowing.”
Jeff has said though that the first feature-lenght film is still easily two years off but that’s just a small price to pay for wonderful storytelling. With Jeff aslo making a few appearences during the four day event that is San Diego Comic-con maybe he’ll show off the four-minute piece to a lucky room. I mean come on, a little Bone is better then no Bone at all.
Via: Slash Film