Aspen’s Fathom, Soulfire to Become Animated Features
Aspen MLT’s flagship titles Fathom and Soulfire are bound for the silver screen via Mythos Studios, which has announced the creative teams behind the animated projects.
According to Deadline:
For Fathom:“Directing duo Kevin Adams & Joe Ksander (Netflix’s Next Gen) will lead this feature adaptation working from a screenplay by bestselling novelist and Emmy-nominated TV writer Kristin Gore (Futurama, Saturday Night Live). The title character is the transformed persona of Aspen Matthews, a marine biologist who discovers her secret heritage as a member of an advanced underwater species. Fathom was introduced in 1998 in the pages of Aspen Comics by the late Michael Turner, a fan-favorite artist who championed powerful female characters. (Mythos is now a co-owner of Aspen Comics.) The Mythos plan is for Fathom to usher in the TurnerVerse, another shared-mythology brand that would unite multiple franchises in a manner similar to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”
For Soulfire:“Adams and Ksander will also direct this second bid for a superhero franchise that would ‘live’ in the so-called TurnerVerse. The writing team of Bo Yeon Kim & Erika Lippoldt (Star Trek: Discovery, Reign) is adapting Turner’s Soulfire comic book series, which was launched in 2003 by Aspen Comics. The story follows Malikai, an orphan who learns that he’s the heir of a long-forgotten age of magic, and Grace, the winged goddess who joins the youngster on his quest to restore magic in the world — a quest that will put the pair at odds with a dark and dangerous lord of technology.”
Both films have been in the early stages of production since February, but no release dates have been announced.