When Disney acquired 20th Century Fox and all of its subsidiaries, fans mostly focused on the new films they would ostensibly get as a result; X-Men in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and so on. But the merger cost a lot of people their jobs — and derailed a lot of projects that Fox had in development that Disney ultimately didn’t want to produce.
One such example Nimonaanimated film based on N. D. Stevenson’s award-winning and best-selling comic book series. The film had been in development for years at Blue Sky, Fox’s animation arm, but when Disney acquired Fox, they began to shelve and shelve the project, although according to some press reports, by the time Disney hit the scene, the film had already been in production. . Originally scheduled for release in early 2020, Nimona was finally canceled in early 2021 when Disney completely closed the Blue Sky animation studios.
However, just over a year later, Nimona lives again, now on Netflix. Stevenson reported this in his Twitter the page writes, “Naimon has always been a cheeky little story that just wouldn’t stop. She’s a fighter… but really great people are fighting for her. I am extremely excited to announce that THE NIMON FILM IS ALIVE… will be released to you in 2023 from Annapurna and Netflix.”
Netflix said in a press release that their work on the film began «early last year» and that their version will star Chloë Grace Moretz as Nimona and Riz Ahmed as Ballister Baldhart. Here is the official synopsis of the film:
The knight is framed for a crime he did not commit, and the only person who can help him prove his innocence is Nimona, a teenage werewolf who may also be the monster he swore to kill. The action takes place in a techno-medieval world unlike anything animation has encountered before. This is a story about the labels we put on people and about a werewolf who refuses to be defined by anyone.
Nimona The film will premiere on Netflix in 2023.