Rumor: David Yates Up for Directing New 'Fables' Adaptation?
Although he's still got at least a year of post-production left on the final two Harry Potter movies, director David Yates has been making headlines this week with some major potential directing gigs that he's lining up following completing work on the Potter series next year. The first rumor was The Hobbit, but now Pajiba is reporting that they've heard that Yates is "up" to direct an adaptation of a Bill Willingham's graphic novel series Fables as well. Apparently he's even in the "early stages of development" on it, but it's still a rumor and unconfirmed. And besides that, there was once an ABC mini-series in development that could conflict.
The series deals with various characters from fairy tales and folklore – referring to themselves as "Fables" – who have been forced out of their Homelands by "The Adversary" who has conquered the realm. The Fables have traveled to our world and formed a clandestine community in New York known as Fabletown. Fables who are unable to blend in with human society, such as monsters and anthropomorphic animals, live at "the Farm" in upstate New York. This sounds like it has some great potential, especially with someone as talented as Yates at the helm, and I would love to see it happen. As it's just a rumor though, we'll have to wait and see what happens. You can get a copy of Fables Vol. 1: Legends in Exile on Amazon for $10. Anyone read it?