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Netflix has acquired Nimona, a long-developed adaptation of ND Stevenson’s best-selling graphic novel. The challenge was in growth at twentieth Century Fox after which Disney earlier than being canceled and finally revived at Netflix which can lastly launch it in 2023.

Netflix’s Nimona is being directed by Nick Bruno and Troy Quane (Spies in Disguise) with the manufacturing support of DNEG and Annapurna Footage, whose credit embrace Vice, Phantom Thread, Booksmart, Lacking Hyperlink, and extra.

Marc Haimes is adapting the screenplay for Nimona, who additionally labored on Netflix’s Misplaced Ollie.

Nimona has had a bumpy manufacturing historical past because it was beforehand being developed for Fox, and later Disney beginning in 2015. The challenge was initially being produced by Blue Sky Studios, part of the animation division of then twentieth Century Fox.

It was initially supposed for a 2020 launch which was then pushed to a 2022 launch.  Manufacturing was already underway when Disney acquired Fox, and in February 2021 it was introduced that Disney, which already has Pixar and Walt Disney Animation, would shutter Blue Sky.

That led to a number of hypothesis about the way forward for Nimona, and on the time, workers engaged on the challenge stated the film “will likely never see the light of day.” Shortly after, information got here that manufacturing on Nimona could be halted, and the movie wouldn’t be launched.

There have been rumblings of a Nimona resurrection for months, and in early February 2022, Netflix filed a copyright for the phrase “Nimona.”

Then a month later, Nimona was introduced to have landed at Netflix, and manufacturing for the film restarted in early 2022, in line with The Hollywood Reporter.

Reacting to the information of Netflix selecting up the film, ND Stevenson said on Twitter:

“Nimona’s always been a spunky little story that just wouldn’t stop. She’s a fighter…but she’s also got some really awesome people fighting for her. I am excited out of my mind to announce that THE NIMONA MOVIE IS ALIVE…coming at you in 2023 from Annapurna and Netflix”

Right here’s a primary look shared by Netflix:


Moreover, right here’s a take a look at footage reel from Nimona shared by io9:

Roy Lee, Karen Ryan, and Julie Zackary are producing, with Robert L. Baird, Megan Ellison, and Andrew Millstein exec producing.

Right here’s what else we learn about Netflix’s Nimona:

What’s the plot of Nimona?


As talked about above, Nimona is an adaptation of ND Stevenson’s best-selling graphic novel of the identical title, which was printed as a webcomic from 2012 after which lastly launched as a graphic novel guide in 2015. Right here’s the official synopsis for the graphic novel:

“Nimona is an impulsive younger shapeshifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some severe havoc. Their mission: show to the dominion that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies on the Establishment of Legislation Enforcement and Heroics aren’t the heroes everybody thinks they’re.

However as small acts of mischief escalate right into a vicious battle, Lord Blackheart realizes that Nimona’s powers are as murky and mysterious as her previous. And her unpredictable wild facet is perhaps extra harmful than he’s prepared to confess.”

The official Netflix synopsis for Nimona reads:

“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 teen who might also be a monster he’s sworn to kill. Set in a techno-medieval world unlike anything animation has tackled before, this is a story about the labels we assign to people and the shapeshifter who refuses to be defined by anyone.”

Who’s forged in Nimona?

nimona cast

The three principal voice forged members for Netflix’s Nimona are Chloe Grace Moretz (Kick-Ass, Tom & Jerry), Riz Ahmed (Rogue One, Sound of Steel, Venom) and Eugene Lee Yang (Brooklyn 9-9). Moretz will voice Nimona, with Ahmed set as Ballister Boldheart and Yang as Ambrosius Goldenloin.

Who’s behind the animation for Nimona?

DNEG Animation is behind the animation for Nimona. Their credit embrace Stranger Issues, Dune, Shadow & Bone, Godzilla vs Kong, Darkish Crystal: Age of Resistance and extra. Right here’s a trailer for Ron’s Gone Fallacious animated by DNEG:

What’s the Netflix launch date for Nimona?

Netflix has confirmed that Nimona might be launched on the streamer someday in 2023, reiterated by a report by USA In the present day in January 2023.

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