Now that’s something worth using by a wish of eight billion geniuses!
The Hollywood Reporter has announced that fans of the hit comic book series, Eight billion geniuses, are in for a wonderful treat. After a heated development rights auction, Amazon Studios takes home the winner. A huge winner to be more precise. Because the comic book series created by Charles Soule and Ryan Browne is a dazzling success, only the third issue was released today!
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Eight billion geniuses is a fresh and warm take on an overdone trope. One second people are enjoying everyday life, and the next thing they know, geniuses are starting to appear all over the world to grant ALL eight billion people, one wish.
What’s so great about eight billion geniuses?
The beauty of this comic comes down to the utter chaos that begins to unfold as people begin to use their wishes and the balance of real storylines that pull the reader in. Moreover, the style in which the story progresses is captivating. Each problem is told in fractions of time. For example, the first issue introduced readers to the first eight seconds and eight minutes from when the genies arrived. The second issue focused more on the first eight hours, while the final issue shows the world as it hits the first eight days. For a better breakdown of the series, check out our review on Eight Billion Genies issue 1.
And it’s not just the incredible concept and flow of the series. The partnership between New York Times best-selling novelist Charles Soule and Harvey Award-nominated comic book artist and cartoonist Ryan Brownie is pure genius. It is therefore not shocking to learn that there was a heated bidding war Eight billion geniuses. It can’t be overemphasized that all of this happens before fans have even finished the series.
But when you have extremely talented creative minds like Soule who worked for Marvel, DC and Lucasfilm with creations like Death of Wolverine and Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith. Or Browne who is the creator of the fan-favorite superhero comic, God Hates Astronauts, while also working for comic book giants like DC Comics, Marvel, Image and Valiant. You just know they were coming together to make comic gold.
Eight billion geniuses is slated for a total of eight issues, with the third dropping today, July 13, and the fourth on August 10. You can find current issues wherever comics are sold, as well as online at Image Comics, Apple Books, Google Play, and of course Amazon Kindle.
So what does Amazon Studios plan to do now that they own this prized possession? Well, it looks like the first project to come out of the deal….yes, the FIRST project, is a feature film. It’s not entirely clear what other projects might be in the works after this feature film. Perhaps a series that extends beyond the eight issues? Who knows!
But what we do know is that the idea of a feature film is exciting. Especially with Soule and Browne serving as executive producers and serving as “the cornerstone in a cross-media universe of storytelling.” Which, to me, indicates that no matter what happens with these future projects, fans can count on it being in tune with the magic of the comedy series.
It’s also great to see a comic that isn’t in the DC or Marvel universe get the green light for bigger projects, like a feature film. There are so many amazing comics being produced on a regular basis that would make for amazing series or movies. Could this be a new niche that Amazon Studios is trying to enter? Are they looking to get more into animation as Netflix works to move away? And who even said that this feature film could be animated?
Honestly, there are very few details except what has already been covered in this article. All we know for sure is that fans of Eight billion geniuses are thrilled to know that the journey won’t end when the final issue comes out. Moreover, this series does not deserve a feature film.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter