Netflix has acquired Nimona, a long-developed adaptation of ND Stevenson’s best-selling graphic novel. The project was in development at 20th Century Fox and then Disney before being canceled and eventually revived on Netflix, ultimately set to release in summer 2023.
from netflix Nimona is being run by Nick Bruno and troy quane (spies in disguise) with production assistance from DNEG and Annapurna Pictures, whose credits include Vice, ghost thread, smart booking, missing link, and more.
marc haimes is adapting the script for Nimona, who also worked at Netflix Ollie lost.
Nimona has had a checkered production history, having previously been developed for Fox and then Disney from 2015. The project was originally produced by Blue Sky Studios, a part of the animation division of then-20th Century Fox.
It was initially targeted for a 2020 version which was later moved to a 2022 version. Production was already underway when Disney acquired Fox, and in February 2021 it was announced that Disney, which already has Pixar and Walt Disney Animation, will blue sky shutter.
That led to much speculation about the future of Nimona, and at the time, employees working on the project said the film «will probably never see the light of day.» Soon after, the news came that the production in Nimona it would stop and the film would not be released.
There had been rumors of a Nimona resurrection for months, and in early February 2022, Netflix filed a copyright application for the word «Nimona.»
Then a month later Nimona it was announced that it had landed on Netflix, and production on the film was restarted in early 2022, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Reacting to the news that Netflix has picked up the film, ND Stevenson said on Twitter:
“Nimona has always been a brave little story that just wouldn’t stop. She’s a fighter… but she also has some amazing people fighting for her. I am very excited to announce that THE NIMONA MOVIE IS ALIVE… coming to you in 2023 from Annapurna and Netflix.»
Here’s a first look shared by Netflix:
Also, here is a Nimona test video shared by io9:
Roy Lee, Karen Ryan and Julie Zackary are producing, with Robert L. Baird, Megan Ellison and Andrew Millstein serving as executive producers.
This is what we know most about Netflix Nimona:
What is the plot of Nimona?
As mentioned above, Nimona is an adaptation of the best-selling graphic novel of the same name by ND Stevenson, which was published as a webcomic in 2012 and finally released as a graphic novel book in 2015. Here’s the official synopsis for the graphic novel:
“Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a gift for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As a sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Their mission: to prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his friends at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroism are not the heroes everyone thinks they are.
But as small acts of mischief escalate into a fierce battle, Lord Blackheart realizes that Nimona’s powers are as murky and mysterious as her past. And the wild and unpredictable side of her could be more dangerous than he’s willing to admit.»
The official Netflix synopsis for Nimona read:
“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 teenager who might as well be a monster he swore to kill. Set in a techno-medieval world unlike anything animation has ever 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 cast in Nimona?
The three main members of the Netflix voice cast Nimona are Chloe Grace Moretz (Kick-Ass, Tom and Jerry), Riz Ahmed (Rogue One, metal sound, poison), and Eugene Lee Yang (brooklyn nine nine). Moretz will voice Nimona, with Ahmed as Ballister Boldheart and Yang as Ambrosius Goldenloin.
Sharleen Shayan has been listed as part of the cast, but we still don’t know what role the actress will play. Jordan Gubian has also been listed as a cast member and will make his debut in the animated feature.
Who is behind the animation of Nimona?
DNEG Animation is behind the animation of Nimona. His credits include Stranger Things, Dune, Shadow & Bone, Godzilla vs Kong, Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, and more. Here’s a trailer for ron gone wrong encouraged by DNEG:
What is the Netflix release date? Nimona?
Netflix has confirmed that Nimona will be released on the streamer sometime in 2023, which was reiterated by a USA Today report in January 2023.
Pamela Ribbon then clarified that the project is looking to launch on Netflix in the summer of 2023.
Moviegoers lucky enough to attend the 2023 Annecy Festival in June 2023 will be able to see Nimona before anyone else.
Sweet, there is a new image of Nimona! Arriving to @netflixanimated / @Netflix this summer, starring Riz Ahmed and Chloë Grace Moretz, directed by @itsnickbruno and @troyquane, based on the graphic novel by @gingerhazing — IT WILL BE METALLIC. pic.twitter.com/WLLdZFEFqZ
— Pamela Ribón (@pamelaribon) January 4, 2023
What is the running time of the movie?
The film’s running time is reportedly 101 minutes.
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