We’re here to report that X-Men scribe David Hayter is on board to write an adaptation of the graphic novel The Sword created by Jonathan and Joshua Luna (aka the Luna Brothers). The good thing is that production is slated to begin early next year, so I guess we’ll soon have more updates to share. Until then – head inside to find more details about this action-packed tale of vengeance…
Lakeshore Entertainment and Hopscotch Features stand behind the project (read: a potential franchise) which revolves around a young paraplegic named Dara Brighton, who escapes after her family is brutally murdered by a mysterious trio possessed of god-like, supernatural abilities.
The rest of the story goes like this:
Left for dead, Dara discovers an ancient sword belonging to her father, indicating that his past may have been much longer, and stranger, than she could have ever suspected. The sword not only restores her ability to walk, but it grants her a constantly evolving array of spectacular physical powers. With her new weapon in hand, and two faithful friends at her side, Dara Brighton embarks on a journey to hunt down and destroy her family’s assassins.
The first of the graphic novels was titled The Sword: Fire (April 2008) and was followed by The Sword: Water (December 2008), The Sword: Earth (September 2009) and The Sword: Air (July 2010).
Lakeshore Chairman and CEO Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi, along with Skip Williamson, and Hopscotch’s Andrew Mason, will produce the adventure pic with Hopscotch’s Troy Lum as Executive Producer.
As usual – we’ll keep an eye on this adaptation, so make sure you stay tuned for more updates!