Time Warner Stock Is One for the Fairy Tales

Comic books are already huge in Hollywood. Fairy tales are getting bigger by the day, thanks to the hit shows Grimm and Once Upon a Time. What happens when you combine the two? We'll find out when DC Entertainment releases a film based on the award-winning comic book series Fables, in which popular characters from lore end up in New York City.

There's reason to be optimistic. Grimm is an audience favorite -- a 2012 People's Choice award nominee, to be specific -- that's also a draw for Comcast's (NASDAQ: CMCSA  ) NBCUniversal, capturing nearly 7 million viewers per episode last season. AMC Networks has enjoyed similar (OK, greater) success with the comics-sourced hit The Walking Dead.

Could a Fables film really boost Time Warner (NYSE: TWX  ) stock? Sure, says Fool contributor Tim Beyers in the following video. The DC Comics parent earned billions from the now-completed Harry Potter franchise. Sourcing internally for similarly fantastical fare only makes sense, Tim says, especially when the anointed producers (i.e., Heyday Films) were also responsible for Harry's on-screen adventures.

Are you looking forward to a Fables film? Are you reading the comic? Watch the video and then leave a comment to let us know what you think of the project, and whether you would buy, sell, or short Time Warner stock at current prices.

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  • Report this Comment On June 16, 2013, at 11:03 AM, marvolosriddle wrote:

    I am definitely looking forward to a Fables movie! It's a great series. I just hope people realize that it came way before Once Upon a Time (and is much darker/grittier version of the fairy tales. Much closer to the original than the Disney). I can't wait to see who they cast.

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