Paramount and Plan B pick up Crilley’s Miki Falls
Paramount Pictures and Brad Pitt’s Plan B have acquired the film rights to Miki Falls, the manga-influenced series by Akiko creator Mark Crilley.
Sera Gamble (Supernatural, Eyes) will adapt the comic, which chronicles the final year of high school for Miki Yoshida. When she tries to befriend handsome new student Hiro Sakurai, she is rebuffed. Stubborn Miki, however, won’t take no for an answer, and uncovers a surprising secret about the enigmatic young man.
The four-volume series, which spans the seasons of the year, was published from May to December 2007 by HarperTeen.
• JK Parkin reported this from Comic-Con, but now the Hollywood trades have picked up on it: Disney has optioned Monster Attack Network, the AiT/Planet Lar graphic novel by Marc Bernardin and Adam Freeman. [Variety, The Hollywood Reporter]
• The current edition of Production Weekly lists Warner Bros.’ Green Lantern movie as in active development (that’s not exactly news), and provides a broad description that seems to stay true to the character’s origin: “Each sector of space is protected by a Green Lantern, possessing a power ring that uses a powerful green energy to do anything within the limits of the user’s imagination and will power. When the Green Lantern assigned to this sector of space finds himself dying on planet Earth, he tells the ring to find a suitable successor. The chosen replacement, hot-shot test pilot Hal Jordan, finds himself with a new job he never expected. [Slashfilm]
• Veteran actor Mark Forster has joined the cast of NBC’s Heroes as … well, follow the link if you’re not bothered by potential spoilers. [The Ausiello Files]
• X-Men Origins: Magento could begin shooting sometime next year. Could. [IGN.com, via FirstShowing.net]
• World sales of anime fell 6 percent to $2.2 billion in 2007, according to the Association of Japanese Animations. That’s the first drop since the group began its annual survey in 2002. [Variety]
• And, finally, what might’ve been: a look at Buffy: The Animated Series, which never got off the ground.