‘Emo Boy’ Optioned by Vanguard Films
Emo Boy, a comic from Steve Emond and published by Slave Labor Graphics, has been optioned by Vanguard Films. Kyle Newman (Fanboys) is said to be directing and will cowrite the script with Emond according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Vanguard hopes the film will be in the vein of Napoleon Dynamite “but with a more prominent musical component, which will satirize the hyper-sensitive ‘emo’ musical genre.” The series is described as “the travails of the most self-dramatizing young man in the history of the world, whose emotions were so intense he even had ‘emo powers’."
Emond first gained attention with Steverino, a comic strip that won the national contest sponsored by Andrews McMeel/Follett College Stores. The strip ran in several Connecticut newspapers before moving to the web.
Newman’s Fanboys finally will be seen in February after years of delays and re-edits courtesy of The Weinstein Company.