‘Love Advice From The Great Duke of Hell’: Imagine Entertainment, Wattpad Webtoon Studios Developing Film Adaptation Of Hit Webtoon Comic
20.11.2023 - 17:35
EXCLUSIVE: Ron Howard and Brian Grazer’s Imagine Entertainment is partnering with Wattpad Webtoon Studios to develop a feature adaptation of Love Advice from the Great Duke of Hell, the hit comic from the creator known as Unfins, which has thus far garnered more than 160 million views on digital comic publishing platform, Webtoon.
Attached to script the live-action take is Cody Blue Snider, a veteran of the commercial and music video worlds, who is best known for his award-winning shorts All That Remains and Fool’s Day. Imagine will produce alongside Wattpad Webtoon Studios, with Karen Lunder and Allan Mandelbaum overseeing for Imagine, and Aron Levitz, David Madden and Lindsey Weems Ramey overseeing for Wattpad Webtoon.
Unfins’ Ringo Award-nominated comic tells the story of Paul, a hapless high schooler madly in love with “the girl next door.” After mistakenly summoning The Great Duke of Hell, Astaroth, Paul offers his soul in exchange for winning his love interest’s heart. But unfortunately, Astaroth turns out to be just as clueless as Paul in the art of love.
In a joint statement, Imagine Features’ President Lunder and Senior Vice President Mandelbaum called Love Advice “a bold and irresistible take on the romantic comedy that is both nostalgic and truly original.” The pair added that they’re “thrilled to be joining forces with Cody Blue Snider and the team at Wattpad WEBTOON Studios to bring this story and Cody’s singular vision to audiences everywhere.”
Wattpad Webtoon Studios’ Head of Global Film, Lindsey Weems Ramey, underscored the appeal of the comic as “a truly unique story, with subversive dark humor and a surprisingly sweet romance at its heart.” Continued the executive, “This charming, twisted rom-com is
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