Kyle Newman might be the geek world’s favorite director whose movie hasn’t actually come out yet. With his work on Fanboys, he has touched the hearts and minds of geeks across America one preview screening at a time. Yet despite the fact that Fanboys is still waiting for its theatrical release, Newman has already signed on to his next project, an adaptation of the popular comic book series “Emo Boy.” Who knows, Emo Boy could hit theaters before Fanboys. I wouldn’t be surprised.
“Emo Boy” follows the story of the most self-dramatizing young man in the history of the world, whose emotions were so intense he even had “emo powers.” The film adaptation is being described as being in the tone of Napoleon Dynamite, Harold and Maude and Zoolander. The screenplay will be penned by Stephen Edmond, the comic’s writer-artist.
It is hard to say at this point whether or not this movie will be good, as Newman is still a relatively untested director. But it is good to see him getting work despite all of the post-production woes of Fanboys. From what I hear, Fanboys is awesome and Kyle Newman is a name to know for the future. At least now we know one of the projects said future will hold.
[via The Hollywood Reporter]