Last year, while promoting ‘Pitch Perfect 3’, Rebel Wilson discussed the possibility of playing a comic book character, citing Valiant Entertainment’s ‘Faith’ as a superhero she might be interested in. Well, she is set to appear in a comic book adaptation, but it’s not that one. Wilson’s Camp Sugar production banner has licensed the upcoming Image Comics series ‘Crowded’ for a film adaptation. Wilson will produce and star in the movie, presumably playing lead character Charlie Ellison.
The comic book, which hasn’t even been released yet, comes from writer Christopher Sebela and artists Ro Stein and Ted Brandt. Here is the book’s description from Image:
Ten minutes in the future, the world runs on an economy of job shares and apps, including Reapr: a crowdfunding platform to fund assassinations. Charlie Ellison leads a quiet, normal life until she’s suddenly targeted by a million-dollar Reapr campaign. Hunted by all of Los Angeles, Charlie hires Vita, the lowest-rated bodyguard on the Dfend app. As the campaign picks up speed, they’ll have to figure out who wants Charlie dead before the campaign’s 30 days—or their lives—are over. From Eisner-nominated writer CHRISTOPHER SEBELA (Heartthrob, We(l)come Back, Harley Quinn), RO STEIN & TED BRANDT (Captain Marvel, Raven: The Pirate Princess), TRIONA FARRELL (Runaways, Mech Cadet Yu), and CARDINAL RAE (BINGO LOVE, ROSE). COMPARISON TITLES If the near-future implications of social media and technology in Semahn and Corona’s NO. 1 WITH A BULLET had you on the edge of your seat, you’ll love CROWDED.
Comic book writer Christopher Sebela will serve as a consulting producer. The search is underway to find a screenwriter to adapt the comic book into a movie.
Camp Sugar is currently in post-production on their first film, ‘The Hustle’ in which Wilson co-stars with Anne Hatheway in a remake of ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’. Also in post-production is ‘Isn’t It Romantic’, New Line’s ensemble, which also stars Priyanka Chopra, Adam Devine, Betty Gilpin and Liam Hemsworth. Wilson is currently in Prague filming ‘JoJo Rabbit’ which is directed by Taika Waititi, who co-stars as Adolph Hitler (!).
‘Crowded’ #1 arrives in comic shops on August 15, 2018. Considering the movie doesn’t have a writer attached yet, it will be a few years before we can expect to see that.