Fans of the Tumblr comic series “Nimona” can finally take a peek at Netflix’s upcoming animated feature film adaptation.
“Nimona,” set in a techno-medieval landscape where magic and technology combine, follows shape-shifting teenager Nimona (Moretz) as she tries to prove the innocence of wrongly convicted Knight Ballister Boldheart (Ahmed).
Joining Moretz and Ahmed in the film are Frances Conroy, Lorraine Toussaint, Beck Bennett, RuPaul Charles, Indya Moore, Julio Torres, Sarah Sherman and Eugene Lee Yang.
In 2015, the internet comic was published by HarperCollins, becoming a New York Times bestselling graphic novel. Twentieth Century Fox Animation initially acquired the rights to the film, based on cartoonist ND Stevenson’s webcomics, and planned to release the film in 2020 with “Big Hero 6” animator Patrick Osborne to direct. But when Disney acquired Fox in 2019, the company shuttered animation house Blue Sky Studios and canceled the project. In April 2022, Netflix announced it had acquired the film, with Ahmed and Moretz attached.
Nick Bruno and Troy Quane (“Spies in Disguise”) serve as co-directors, with DNEG Animation animating the film. Robert L. Baird, Megan Ellison and Andrew Millstein serve as executive producers, with Roy Lee, Karen Ryan and Julie Zackary serving as producers.
The film’s release date has yet to be announced, but Netflix revealed a screening of “Nimona” will be featured at Annecy International Animation Film Festival. The film will premiere at the France-based festival on June 14.
Academy Award winner Ahmed is best known for his Oscar-nominated performance in “Sound of Metal,” while Moretz’s notable credits include “Kick-Ass,” “Let Me In” and “If I Stay.”
Check out the “Nimona” official trailer below. The film will release on Netflix June 30.