Armed with an Oscar for best animated short, Patrick Osborne will bring Noelle Stevenson’s Eisner- and Harvey-award nominated comic to the screen for Fox Animation. The news was first reported by the Hollywood Reporter.
Nimona’s sci-fi/fantasy mashup will mark the Feast director’s feature film debut. Stevenson’s tale of a female shapeshifter battling a mad scientist and a corrupt regime of hoverboarding knights is a refreshing and unconventional choice for a mainstream Hollywood animation production, and with Osborne attached, it’s definitely one to keep an eye on. Fox’s last non-Blue Sky animated feature was Reel FX’s The Book of Life, released last fall.