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Robert Kirkman’s Skybound working on TV adaptation of The Villainess

Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment, the company behind The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead, looks to have set its next TV project, with the company teaming with Next Entertainment World’s Contents Panda for a TV adaptation of the South Korean revenge thriller The Villainess.

The show will follow Anes, a woman “who was kidnapped from her home in Korea and raised as a deadly assassin in Los Angeles. Just when Anes believes she has found true peace, unsettling events drive her to return to Korea to uncover dangerous truths about her home and her past.”

Jung Byung-gil, the director of the acclaimed 2017 film, will helm the pilot episode, and the search is currently underway for a writer.

“Jung Byung-gil has quickly established himself as one of the world’s great action directors, and we’re incredibly excited to be working with him to expand the world of
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The Villainess TV Series Coming

Kirsten Howard Jan 14, 2019

The TV version will see the deadly female assassin trained in Los Angeles...

Here's some news fresh out of Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman's company, Skybound Entertainment - a TV series based on 2017's gory cult hit The Villainess is in the works.

Skybound has partnered up with Next Entertainment World’s Contents Panda to get the series off the starting blocks, and the team will be bringing back the movie's director, Jung Byung-gil, to direct the pilot episode.

Based on the original film, The Villainess TV series will feature Anes, "kidnapped from her home in Korea and raised as a deadly assassin in Los Angeles. Just when Anes believes she has found true peace, unsettling events drive her to return to Korea to uncover dangerous truths about her home and her past."

“Jung Byung-gil has quickly established himself as one of the world’s great action directors,
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Robert Kirkman’s Skybound To Remake Korean Feature Film ‘The Villainess’ For TV With Contents Panda

Robert Kirkman’s Skybound To Remake Korean Feature Film ‘The Villainess’ For TV With Contents Panda
Exclusive: Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment has lined up its latest TV project – an adaptation of Korean feature film The Villainess.

Skybound Entertainment, which is behind series including The Walking Dead and its spin-off Fear the Walking Dead, has struck a deal with Next Entertainment World’s Contents Panda to remake the 2017 film as a scripted TV series. Jung Byung-gil, who directed the original feature, will direct the pilot episode. Skybound and Contents Panda are currently looking for a writer for The Villainess.

The Villainess follows Anes, who was kidnapped from her home in Korea and raised as a deadly assassin in Los Angeles. Just when Anes believes she has found true peace, unsettling events drive her to return to Korea to uncover dangerous truths about her home and her past.

The film, which was known locally as Aknyeo and had its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, starred Kim Ok-bin,
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Robert Kirkman developing ambitious “pre-apocalyptic” TV series 5 Year

Deadline is reporting that Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment is teaming with Entertainment One for a new “pre-apocalyptic” TV drama series entitled 5 Year.

According to the site, the project is based upon an original idea from The Walking Dead creator Kirkman, and will reportedly detail the final five years on Earth before a catastrophic extinction-level meteor impact.

The ambitious plan for the series is to produce different versions of the show for various markets, each focusing on narratives and characters in that region, while following the same overall timeline for the series.

“One of our biggest goals at Skybound is to elevate creators by offering them a platform to create compelling stories,” said Kirkman. “Working on 5 Year is an exceptional experience because it gives us the opportunity to see how writers and directors across the world tell different stories with the same core ingredients. We’re excited to have eOne
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Walking Dead Creator Robert Kirkman is Developing a New Series Set Five Years Before a Meteor Hits Earth

The creator of The Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman, has a new project that he’s developing called 5 Year. The story is set up to be produced by Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment and Entertainment One.

The series is said to be set during “the final five years before a fatal meteor hits the Earth.” This is an interesting premise that will center on the world preparing for impact. That’s actually kind of frightening to think about. That would not be a fun situation to be thrust into. The report goes on to say:

If you think that pre-apocalyptic notion sounds a bit like the David Bowie tune from 1972’s Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars album or even Arthur C. Clarke’s The Hammer of God novel, you’d be right. But unlike those works, Kirkman’s idea has a much more global and simultaneously localized approach within its premise.
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eOne, Skybound Entertainment partner on pre-apocalypse TV franchise '5 Year'

eOne, Skybound Entertainment partner on pre-apocalypse TV franchise '5 Year'
Property will comprise local-language stories about how world deals with approaching meteor disaster.

eOne and Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment are joining forces to produce and distribute 5 Year, a pre-apocalypse drama TV franchise to encompass local-language series made in different territories around the world.

Based on an original idea by Kirkman, creator of the Walking Dead comic book series, 5 Year will focus on how people across the globe cope with news that the world will end in five years due to a meteor rushing towards earth. Each season of the show will cover one year, with local versions following the
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‘Walking Dead’ Creator Robert Kirkman Next Apocalyptic Series in the Works at eOne

  • The Wrap
‘Walking Dead’ Creator Robert Kirkman Next Apocalyptic Series in the Works at eOne
The Walking Dead” creator Robert Kirkman’s next apocalyptic tale is taking shape: Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment and Entertainment One (eOne) have signed an agreement to produce “5 Year,” an international series chronicling the final five years before a fatal meteor ends the Earth.

Per the project’s official description: From an original idea from Robert Kirkman, “5 Year”s different series will focus on how people across the globe choose to live after learning the world will end in the next five years, as a meteor rushes towards Earth. Each year will play out as a season, and while each version will have its own unique characters and stories, they will all follow the same timeline. Each version of “5 Year” will be a localized story set in the markets’ actual location and produced in local languages.

Also Read: 'Walking Dead' Mid-Season 9 Trailer: Oh, Good - Alpha and Beta Are
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Telltale Games Officially Closing and Removing Games From Steam

Matthew Byrd Nov 15, 2018

Telltales games begins liquidating their assets as part of the formal closing process.

Telltale Games is officially closing following a series of layoffs and other closure-related controversies. 

GameDaily has spoken to Sherwood Partners, the company handling the liquidation of Telltale's assets, and company co-founder Martin Pichinson confirmed that Telltale is currently in a process known as assignment proceedings. This process is described as being similar to bankruptcy but is intended to be much more expedient. The fact that Telltale is going through this process may also indicate that they are able to settle their debts outside of the bankruptcy process. 

"A company can go out of business without going bankrupt," says attorney and Odin Law & Media founder Brandon Huffman in an interview with GameDaily. "All that means is that they were able to find someone to give them enough money for assets to pay any creditors
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Special FX Makeup Artists for the Walker Stalker Cruise 2019 to be Selected Through the “Looks of the Living Dead Makeover Competition”

  • DailyDead
In February, The Walking Dead fans can sail into the sunset with Norman Reedus, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Chandler Riggs, and more on the Walker Stalker Cruise! Daily Dead was thrilled to recently team up with Sixthman, Skybound, and Walker Stalker Con to give away a balcony cabin for one lucky winner and a guest, and now we're pleased to share the news that you can help decide which makeup artists will be on board the cruise for the special FX makeup demonstrations!

Every Walker Stalker Cruise over the years has included amazing makeup demonstrations in which attendees have been transformed into the ravenous living dead via the scary good talents of FX artists onboard the cruise.

This year, makeup artists from around the world can fill out an online submission form (including a video link to a "live makeover demonstration") on the Walker Stalker Cruise website for their chance to
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‘The Walking Dead’ Video Games: An Oral History

  • Variety
‘The Walking Dead’ Video Games: An Oral History
The Walking Dead” comic book’s enduring popularity gave birth not just to two television shows and an eclectic mix of merchandise, but its world also laid the groundwork for more than a dozen video games. Four of those games are still in development. All of them remain in the canon of the comic’s over-arching world, none of them retell any of the stories told across 15 years in the nearly 200 books.

Where AMC’s “The Walking Dead” brings the original story of the comics to television — albeit a sometimes radically altered version of it — and “Fear the Walking Dead” exists within the realm only of television, the video games all stand apart, differing from the comic’s story and, mostly, each other’s.

How that’s done, how four different groups of developers managed to tip toe their way around not just the mainline of the comics, but also each other’s stories,
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Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment Sets TV Financing Venture With Sony

  • The Wrap
Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment Sets TV Financing Venture With Sony
Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment has launched a TV financing venture with Sony Pictures Television that will be focused on genre series and international co-productions.

The new enterprise, Skybound Galactic, will be led by former Circle of Confusion exec Rick Jacobs, with Kirkman on as a board member. Sony Pictures Television is an investor in Galactic and will sell international rights for projects from the venture.

Galactic’s current development slate includes “Thief of Thieves,” based on Kirkman’s comic book series of the same name, with Evan Endicott and Josh Stoddard adapting and Assaf Bernstein directing. Galactic is also developing an adaptation of “Nailbiter,” the Image Comic created by Josh Williamson and Mike Henderson. Scott Kosar is adapting the series and Oz Perkins is directing.

Also Read: 'Walking Dead' Creator Robert Kirkman Signs Overall Deal With Amazon Studios

Overseeing both projects on behalf of Skybound are film
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Skybound will release remaining episodes of Telltale’s The Walking Dead: The Final Season

Here’s some good news for fans of The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series, as Robert Kirkman has revealed at the New York Comic Con that Skybound Entertainment will complete Clementine’s story by releasing the final two episodes of The Walking Dead: The Final Season.

“We’ve successfully negotiated with Telltale Games for our company Skybound to come in and see Season 4 of the Telltale game to completion,” said Kirkman. “We can’t lose Andrew Lincoln and Clementine in the same year.”

Skybound subsequently released a statement which said that it has “taken ownership of Telltale’s The Walking Dead: The Final Season and will finish the season. Skybound will work with members of the original Telltale team to finish the story in a way the fans deserve.”

We’re So happy to announce that we’ve reached a deal with @telltalegames that will allow Skybound to continue #TheWalkingDead: The Final Season!
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Skybound will Finish Remaining Episodes of Telltale’s The Walking Dead: The Final Season

  • DailyDead
The sudden closure of Telltale Games came as a surprise to both fan and employees of Telltale alike. This affected not games that they were in the early stages of development on, like Stranger Things, but The Walking Dead: The Final Season, which already had its first episode released. The status of the game had been in limbo, but we had a feeling that the final episodes were going to be completed, and Robert Kirkman made the announcement at New York Comic Con yesterday: Skybound will complete and release the remaining episodes.

Per, Skybound's TheWalkingDead.com: "This didn’t just affect us as partners—we were among those fans. Since Telltale’s closure notice, we’ve been spending long hours figuring out if we could help complete this game. And as of today, we are Very pleased to announce that we are taking on the job of finishing The Walking
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Kirkman’s Skybound to Complete Telltale’s ‘Walking Dead’ With Original Devs

  • Variety
Kirkman’s Skybound to Complete Telltale’s ‘Walking Dead’ With Original Devs
The final episodes for Telltale Games “The Walking Dead: The Final Season” will be released afterall, with Skybound taking over development and publishing of the game, “Walking Dead” creator and Skybound founder Robert Kirkman announced Saturday. Skybound also hopes to keep the original Telltale development team intact so they can be the ones to finish the season.

Skybound Games will work with members of the original Telltale team to finish the story, though nothing has yet been finalized, a spokesperson told Variety. Skybound never used in-house developers on its games before.

“We’ve successfully negotiated with Telltale Games for our company Skybound to come in and see Season 4 of the Telltale game to completion,” Kirkman told an audience at New York Comic-Con Saturday night. “We can’t lose Andrew Lincoln and Clementine in the same year.”

Telltale Games’ sudden catastrophic laying off of nearly all of its 274 employees with no notice,
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New York Comic Con 2018: Biggest News and Highlights

Ivan Huang Oct 8, 2018

Missed out on Nycc 2018? Don't worry, we have all the biggest news stories from this year's panels and events right here!

The biggest geek event of the year on the USA East Coast is over. From exclusive interviews to trailer coverage, the staff at Den of Geek were all hands on deck to bring you the must-know information coming out of New York Comic Con 2018. We even ran a Den of Geek contest right here for the hardworking cosplayers who wants to show off their cosplays this year. (You should also head over to our Nycc 2018 Cosplays album on Facebook for the amazing cosplays you didn't see in person!) Be sure to check out our exclusive Nycc 2018 Special Edition Magazine on digital below as well!

Read and download the Den of Geek Nycc 2018 Special Edition Magazine right here!

New York Comic Con 2018 News New Shazam Details Revealed
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The Walking Dead: Robert Kirkman's Skybound Will Finish Telltale Game

Matthew Byrd Alec Bojalad Oct 6, 2018

Robert Kirkman's Skybound will be taking over production on Telltale's The Walking Dead: The Final Season

Telltale's The Walking Dead: The Final Season lives!

The Walking Dead comic creator and show producer Robert Kirkman announced during his appearance at New York Comic Con 2018 that his imprint, Skybound, will "take ownership" of the game.

The future of Telltale's The Walking Dead: The Final Season seemed bleak when Telltale Games massively cut staff and put all game production on hold, effectively signaling the end of the studio. It was horrific timing to say the least, first and foremost for Telltale's hastily laid off 250 employees, and secondly for fans of the studio's excellent The Walking Dead series hoping to see the conclusion to Clementine's story.

Kirkman clearly thought it was bad timing too. Now Skybound has full control of the series and will be working with
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Fear/The Walking Dead Crossover In Season 9 Is A Possibility

For years, The Walking Dead and its spinoff Fear The Walking Dead were kept separate, until the season 4 premiere of the latter show finally crossed over with its parent in a major way. Alongside cameos from Rick Grimes and Carol, Lennie JamesMorgan Jones moved over to Fear to join the cast as a new regular.

This has opened the door for more crossovers in subsequent seasons and seeing as Twd characters showed up on Fear last time, could Fear characters appear in the upcoming ninth season of Twd to return the favor? This was the burning question one fan put forward in this week’s official Walking Dead mailbag. The reply? Skybound’s Johnny O’Dell revealed that it’s “possible,” saying:

It’s not impossible. After all, Morgan’s mission in the back half of Season 4 has been to travel back to Alexandria by any means necessary. As
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Telltale’s The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season is Coming to Nintendo Switch on August 28th

While you can now experience the start of Clementine's last chapter in Telltale Games' The Walking Dead: The Final Season, you'll soon be able to go back to where it all began in portable form when The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season comes to the Nintendo Switch on August 28th:

Press Release: San Rafael, Calif., August 21st, 2018 -- Leading publisher and developer of digital entertainment Telltale Games, alongside Robert Kirkman's Skybound Entertainment, today announced that The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season will launch on Nintendo Switch on August 28, bringing the multiple 'Game of the Year' award-winning first season to Nintendo's latest console.

The Complete First Season includes all five original episodes, as well as add-on anthology 400 Days. Both have been ported from last year's The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series Collection, which offered substantial visual and performance enhancements over previous editions. Those upgrades will now carry
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‘Hollow Knight’ and ‘Death’s Gambit’ Get Physical Editions (Exclusive)

  • Variety
Skybound Games announced two new partnerships which will result in “Hollow Knight” and “Death’s Gambit” publishing as physical editions. “Death’s Gambit” is coming to PS4 and “Hollow Knight” is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch under Skybound’s new partnerships with Team Cherry, Adult Swim, and White Rabbit. “’Hollow Knight’ and ‘Death’s Gambit’ represent the very best of independent game development,” said Skybound Games CEO Ian Howe. “I’m thrilled to partner with Team Cherry, and Adult Swim and White Rabbit to bring them to retail.” RPG “Death’s Gambit” is coming late 2018/early 2019. Jeff Olsen, VP of Digital and Games at Adult Swim, commented on their excitement over the new partnership with Skybound. “‘Death’s Gambit’ has a passionate fanbase, and we know that a physical release from Skybound will be welcome news to them,” Olsen said. The eerie 2D action title “Hollow Knight” is planned for spring 2019 release.
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Blumhouse Podcast Network Launches New Horror RPG Podcast Fear Initiative

Are you feeling nostalgic for Dungeons & Dragons and other role-playing games after watching Stranger Things? Blumhouse Podcast Network has you covered with their recently launched Fear Initiative, a new podcast that follows co-hosts David Ian McKendry, Morgan Peter Brown, Megan Duffy, Josh Forbes, Cara Mandel, Jeff Seidman, Rob Shraub, and Clarke Wolfe as they dive deep into the spooky storylines of their horror RPG adventures.

You can now listen to the first episode of Fear Initiative on the Blumhouse Podcast Network, and be sure to keep an eye (and ear) out for a new episode every Tuesday! For more details, we have the official press release:

Press Release: The studio that brought you Paranormal Activity, The Purge, and Get Out is breaking out 10-sided dice for its newest podcast Fear Initiative. Fear Initiative will be a weekly podcast hosted by Game Master David Ian McKendry. McKendry will take role-players Morgan Peter Brown,
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