#SDCC2017: Action Lab’s PRINCELESS by Jeremy Whitley & Emily Martin Optioned by Sony Pictures


Action Lab Entertainment
is back in the movie news! The indie publisher known for their vast library of all-ages books and mature audience comics is once again making headlines with the latest announcement following earlier this month’s news of their Danger Zone imprinted series SPENCER & LOCKE was picked up by Hitman producer Adrian Askarieh. Sony Pictures has optioned the movie rights for Action Lab’s smash award-winning series Princeless.

The series, created by Eisner-nominated writer Jeremy Whitley and illustrator Emily C. Martin, is an empowering story of a young, black princess named Adrienne Ashe. She is imprisoned in the castle’s tower, guarded by a dragon, and expected to wait there until a fair prince rescues her. But Adrienne’s not your typical princess. Not one to be waited on or pampered, she  was not about to wait for no prince to show up! Adrienne escapes the tower, befriends the dragon, and takes matters into her own hands in helping others and doing what’s right.

Stefani Robinson, writer on Atlanta, Man Seeking Woman and FX/Marvel’s animated Deadpool, has been tapped to write the script. Michael Sugar (Spotlight) and Ashley Zalta will produce for Columbia Pictures. Brittany Morrissey will oversee it for the studio.

Action Lab Entertainment’s CEO/Publisher Bryan Seaton (DOLLFACE) and Publisher Jason Martin (VAMPBLADE) are scheduled for a panel at Comic-Con International tonight, Saturday, July 22nd at 7pm. Any new information released tonight will be updated here.


 ABOUT ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT-
Formed in 2010 with the purpose of pooling their collective talents into a single, powerful entity, the members of Action Lab Entertainment have countless years in multimedia publishing, design, and business. Their first release, Fracture, was successfully funded through Kickstarter and since then they have continued their mission to produce high quality, genre-spanning entertainment. Since its formation, the accolades for A.L.E continue to build on a daily basis. Among its more popular titles are all ages material like the Eisner, Glyph, Shel Dorf Award nominated series PRINCELESS, MIRACULOUS (based on the Nickelodeon Television series), Jamal Igle’s MOLLY DANGER, Artist/ Writer Katie Cook’s GRONK and Gayle Middleton’s (My Little Pony, The Littlest Pet Shop) monstrously adorable VAMPLETS. Action Lab’s Mature Readers imprint ACTION LAB DANGER ZONE continues to push the envelope of comics entertainment with titles as varied as Charles Band’s PUPPET MASTER and Dan Mendoza’s over the top horror-comedy ZOMBIE TRAMP, VAMPBLADE and ITTY BITTY BUNNIES IN RAINBOW PIXIE CANDY LAND, and socially relevant titles including SOUTHERN DOG, KINGDOM BUM and M Goodwin’s TOMBOY.

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