Netflix picks up Nimona, starring Chloë Grace Moretz and Riz Ahmed
James R | On 14, Apr 2022
Netflix has picked up new animated film Nimona ready for release next year.
The film is adapted from the New York Times bestselling graphic novel by author ND Stevenson. It follows a Knight who is framed for a crime he didn’t commit. The only person who can help him prove his innocence is Nimona, a shape-shifting teen who might also be a monster he’s sworn to kill. Set in a techno-medieval world unlike anything animation has tackled before, this is a story about the labels we assign to people and refusing to be defined by anyone.
Chloë Grace Moretz will star in the film as Nimona, alongside Riz Ahmed as Ballister Boldheart and Eugene Lee Yang as Ambrosius Goldenloin. It is directed by Nick Bruno and Troy Quane, with animation by DNEG Animation and the producers including Roy Lee, Karen Ryan and Julie Zackary. The exec-producers include Robert L Baird, Megan Ellison and Andrew Millstein.
The film began life at Blue Sky Studios, before it was shut down by new owners Disney due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Now, though, the project has found life again, with Netflix partnering Annapurna Pictures when production began early last year. Netflix will release the film in 2023.