With Marvel and DC operating for years as huge banks of traditional superhero source material, film and television audiences have eagerly welcomed comic book adaptations that don’t necessarily hinge on truth, justice, and the American way. In particular, Amazon Studios has enjoyed successes like forecast fare boys And the InvincibleBut it will largely leave superheroes by the wayside with its highly ambitious new comedy-oriented plans.
Amazon Studios gets the rights to develop the still new (but already a bestselling) product Image Comics Series Eight billion genesCreated by the filmmaking team of writer Charles Sully and artist Ryan Brown. It is the book’s introduction that can evoke billions of stories practically, quite literally, and it seems as if the enormous potential of storytelling is precisely why the forces that were bent on controlling the Eight billion genes Through what was said to be a “hot auction” for each photo.
The general hypothesis of Eight billion genes is that on a seemingly ordinary day, every person on earth met their personal genie, with the caveat that each genie would grant one wish, and only one wish. And it takes the world almost eight seconds to change forever, which is where this novel begins. The comic arc itself, which is currently two issues, is set inside a Michigan bar called The Lampwick, centered on the garage and new and old customers who were present when the Gin arrived. And while this specific story will likely make its way to viewers in some form, it certainly won’t be the only one.
Because if it wasn’t already obvious, Amazon isn’t just planning to make one project out of it Eight billion genes, but a variety of them. The studio’s first planned project will be a feature film intended to serve as a “cornerstone in the world of multimedia storytelling”. Expect at least one TV series and more to follow the (first?) feature, with Charles Sully and Ryan Brown serving as executive producers.
This all feels like a huge leap for Amazon Studios, which is releasing Prime Video exclusively The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power It is already evidence of the company’s willingness to move forward on projects that appeal to those in charge. And while Soule and Browne aren’t exactly JRR Tolkien, their talents combined with streaming device success with comic book fare make it a calculated risk to put a huge effort into development for a new title like Eight billion genes.
Plus, again, the concept of silly rocks, and flowing desires would allow for many different types of plots and story modes. boys And the Her spelling pushes the envelope Things are already spinning With a new show in the workswhile AMC may never stop finding ways to deliver the walking Dead branches like Isle of the Dead After his last season. But these and other shows are clearly related to the mysterious reduction of central hooks such as superheroes, zombies, etc. Eight billion genes A practical 6-episode limited series about a boy wishing the world was made of candy and boobs, then a movie about an Asian grandmother wishing she was young again, then an audio broadcast about a blind scientist wishing to hear other people’s thoughts could be made. The sky’s the limit, unless she so desires.
Charles Soul and Ryan Brown’s former collaboration, kick ass series curse words, is also in development into a TV series, and will likely also be unlike anything else on the small screen when it comes out. The twisted sci-fi series from Soule Message 44 The future series is doomed to failure Undiscovered countryas well as his novels general oracle And the anyoneThey are all being developed as movies and TV shows as well. Which is probably part of the reason Eight billion genes He had a lot of bidders, because Soule is on the cusp of reaching Robert Kirkman’s levels of viewer appreciation, even outside of his core comedy fan base.
We do not say at this point when Amazon Prime subscribers You will be able to watch Eight billion genes, because it is still unclear who will write and direct the franchise start-up feature. In the meantime, All three seasons boys (Opens in a new tab) Available to stream, as in the first season of Invincible, with More on the way from both shows.