Saturday, May 17, 2008

Witchblade to the big screen

Probably the sexiest comic book out there, besides maybe Fathom, Witchblade is finally coming to the big screen. As reported by Variety Top Cow Productions, along with Platinum Films and Arclight Films are coming together to bring the property to the theaters in a live action film. Previous incarnations include the comic book, a manga, anime and television series, but this will be the first live action feature.

If you're unfamiliar with the property, it tells the story of "an ornate jewel-encrusted gauntlet that gives extraordinary powers to the wearer, a specially chosen female from each generation." It's kind of like how every generation there is always a Slayer in the Buffyverse. Also the women who wear the Witchblade a seem to be ubiquitously hot and scantily clad, which for me a big selling feature. The comic series specifically follows modern day NYPD homicide detective Sara Pezzini as she bonds with the sentient artifact and uses its power to fight evil. Other people throughout history have worn the blade for a time though, including the likes of Joan of Arc and Cleopatra.

Really there's not much to say that a picture can't explain. This is why Witchblade is popular...

Production is slated to begin this year, although there is no word on casting, for a 2009 release.

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