Wednesday, May 14, 2008

'Witchblade' Movie In The Works

First off I guess we should determine if Witchblade is in fact science fiction or fantasy. For those of you not in the know Witchblade is a Top Cow comic book series and later a TNT series. First consider...the hero has a weapon (in this case a magic sword) that when used by a person with abilities can turn into a gaunlet of armor with all sorts of features....Hey, could be Iron Man or Batman for that matter. But it would seem Witchblade is powered by magic and the holder fights demons...ok, fantasy. I have to admit to that I watched the original series and thought it had some real potential. The original show staring Yancy Butler is the story of a New York detective named Sara "Pez" Pezzini and her personal search for justice using the Witchblade -- an ancient, intelligent, living gauntlet so powerful it can battle Earth's darkest evil forces. She may fight crime during the day, but the legend of the Witchblade proves to powerful and soon she finds herself fighting evil on a whole new level. Though fans of the Yancy Butler version shouldn't get too excited, even though the movie will follow the same basic plotline, it won't have much in common with the TNT 2001 series. Several production companies have joined forces for the project which will take place in Australia. No casting has yet been announced.
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