Netflix has acquired Nimona, a long-developed adaptation of ND Stevenson’s best-selling graphic novel. The undertaking was in growth at twentieth Century Fox after which Disney earlier than being canceled and ultimately revived at Netflix which is able to lastly launch it in 2023.
Netflix’s Nimona is being directed by Nick Bruno and Troy Quane (Spies in Disguise) with the manufacturing support of DNEG and Annapurna Pictures, whose credit embody Vice, Phantom Thread, Booksmart, Missing Link, and more.
Marc Haimes is adapting the screenplay for Nimona, who additionally labored on Netflix’s Lost Ollie.
Nimona has had a bumpy manufacturing historical past because it was beforehand being developed for Fox, and later Disney starting in 2015. The undertaking was initially being produced by Blue Sky Studios, part of the animation division of then twentieth Century Fox.
It was initially meant for a 2020 launch which was then pushed to a 2022 launch. Production was already underway when Disney acquired Fox, and in February 2021 it was introduced that Disney, which already has Pixar and Walt Disney Animation, would shutter Blue Sky.
That led to plenty of hypothesis about the way forward for Nimona, and on the time, workers engaged on the undertaking stated the film “will likely never see the light of day.” Shortly after, information got here that manufacturing on Nimona can be halted, and the movie wouldn’t be launched.
There have been rumblings of a Nimona resurrection for months, and in early February 2022, Netflix filed a copyright for the phrase “Nimona.”
Then a month later, Nimona was introduced to have landed at Netflix, and manufacturing for the film restarted in early 2022, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Reacting to the information of Netflix choosing up the film, ND Stevenson said on Twitter:
“Nimona’s always been a spunky little story that just wouldn’t stop. She’s a fighter…but she’s also got some really awesome people fighting for her. I am excited out of my mind to announce that THE NIMONA MOVIE IS ALIVE…coming at you in 2023 from Annapurna and Netflix”
Here’s a primary look shared by Netflix:
Furthermore, right here’s a take a look at footage reel from Nimona shared by io9:
Roy Lee, Karen Ryan, and Julie Zackary are producing, with Robert L. Baird, Megan Ellison, and Andrew Millstein exec producing.
Here’s what else we find out about Netflix’s Nimona:
What’s the plot of Nimona?
As talked about above, Nimona is an adaptation of ND Stevenson’s best-selling graphic novel of the identical identify, which was printed as a webcomic from 2012 after which lastly launched as a graphic novel guide in 2015. Here’s the official synopsis for the graphic novel:
“Nimona is an impulsive younger shapeshifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some severe havoc. Their mission: show to the dominion that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies on the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren’t the heroes everybody thinks they’re.
But as small acts of mischief escalate right into a vicious battle, Lord Blackheart realizes that Nimona’s powers are as murky and mysterious as her previous. And her unpredictable wild aspect could be extra harmful than he’s keen to confess.”
The official Netflix synopsis for Nimona reads:
“A Knight is framed for a crime he didn’t commit and the only person who can help him prove his innocence is Nimona, a shape-shifting teen who might also be a monster he’s sworn to kill. Set in a techno-medieval world unlike anything animation has tackled before, this is a story about the labels we assign to people and the shapeshifter who refuses to be defined by anyone.”
Who is forged in Nimona?
The three principal voice forged members for Netflix’s Nimona are Chloe Grace Moretz (Kick-Ass, Tom & Jerry), Riz Ahmed (Rogue One, Sound of Metal, Venom) and Eugene Lee Yang (Brooklyn Nine-Nine). Moretz will voice Nimona, with Ahmed set as Ballister Boldheart and Yang as Ambrosius Goldenloin.
Who’s behind the animation for Nimona?
DNEG Animation is behind the animation for Nimona. Their credit embody Stranger Things, Dune, Shadow & Bone, Godzilla vs Kong, Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance and extra. Here’s a trailer for Ron’s Gone Wrong animated by DNEG:
What’s the Netflix launch date for Nimona?
Netflix has confirmed that Nimona shall be launched on the streamer someday in 2023, reiterated by a report by USA Today in January 2023.
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