Here’s an interesting rumor: director David Yates (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince) may be attached to helm an adaptation of Bill Willingham’s comic book series Fables. You may remember (and you have a very good memory if you do) that in December 2008, we reported that ABC was adapting the books for a new TV series. For those unfamiliar with the comics, Fables centers on characters from fairy tales, myths, etc. living in New York after their homeland is overtaken by a figure known only as “The Adversary”. Presuming this film adaptation is in the works, then I think we can assume the television version is dead. Also, the project would be set up at Warner Bros. since they own publisher Vertigo Comics, which is a subsidiary of DC Comics.
Pajiba stresses that this is a rumor, but it makes sense that Warner Bros. would be trying to get a Fables movie into production. Every studio wants a re-imaging of a fairy tale ever since Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland smashed up the box office. Hit the jump for a list of other re-imaginings in development along with why Yates is a plausible choice for the gig.