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PLUTONA: Waypoint Entertainment Acquires Film Rights to Comic Book Series

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Waypoint Acquires Plutona Film Rights

Waypoint Entertainment has purchased the film rights to Jeff Lemire and Emi Lenox‘s comic book series Plutona. Plutona was published by Image Comics. Waypoint Entertainment will be producing with Addictive Pictures to bring Plutona to movie theaters across the United States. There is no word yet who will be distributing the film internationally.

Plutona was a 5-issue, limited series comic book published by Image Comics beginning in September 2015. The small run was successful and garnered positive buzz and reviews.

Plutona is “a coming of age story which centers on a group of kids [Diane, Mike, Mie, Ray, Teddy] who find the body of a famous dead superhero [the aforementioned Plutona] in the woods.”

That is an interesting way to start a narrative. It reminds me of Watchmen. The mystery is who killed Plutona and/or how she ended up dead. This makes this film more than just a standard superhero film.

Jeff Lemire on Plutona coming to the big screen:

“Emi and I are extremely excited to be working with Waypoint Entertainment and Addictive Pictures to help bring our vision for Plutona to the big screen,” said Jeff Lemire. “Plutona has been a labor of love for us and we were very careful about finding a home for it, and we are thrilled that the team at Addictive and Waypoint share our passion for the story and for its potential as a film.”

This is no word yet when Plutona will be released in U.S. theaters.

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