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FremantleMedia inks first-look deal with Liquid Comics

It looks like FremantleMedia Enterprises will be turning to comics for new properties, as it signs a first look deal with Liquid Comics, the company formerly known as Virgin Comics.
July 23, 2009

It looks like FremantleMedia Enterprises will be turning to comics for new properties, as it signs a first look deal with Liquid Comics, the company formerly known as Virgin Comics.

The agreement gives FME first-look rights to new IP created by Liquid Comics for development via its various content channels, including TV distribution, home entertainment and licensing.

FME has already hand-picked two original IPs created by Liquid co-founders Gotham Chopra and Sharad Devarajan, and the companies will work together on these first projects for multiplatform media. Ani-Max is being developed as a core-kid-targeted animated series that revolves around a 12-year-old boy who gains the superpower to absorb the abilities and physical characteristics of any animal he touches.

The second property, First Family (working title), will be developed as a scripted drama and it revolves around the teenage kids of a newly elected American president as they go through high school. And Liquid is currently developing both properties as graphic novels, slated for a late 2009/early 2010 release.

Liquid Comics, which uses graphic novel publishing to develop properties for TV, theatrical live-action films, animation and video games, and has previously created original stories with John Woo, Deepak Chopra and Guy Ritchie, to name a few.

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