SDCC '13: 'THE DARKNESS' Adaptation Will Feature The Witchblade

SDCC '13: 'THE DARKNESS' Adaptation Will Feature The Witchblade

New Regency is planning an adaptation of Top Cow's "The Darkness" which will also feature "The Witchblade" as a project for Underworld director Len Wiseman. The feature film will also reportedly include "The Angelus".

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An adaptation of "The Darkness" is currently in development and set to be directed by Len Wiesman who helmed Underworld (visually that's a perfect match). Said character creator Mark Silvestri on the project, "Witchblade is going to be in 'The Darkness' film...It just became more and more apparent, as we were telling Jackie Estacado's story about "The Darkness" and the dark and light and how much [he and Sara have] intertwined over the years in the comic books. [The comics tell of] how Sara and Jackie have gotten together, how their powers have crossed and how they've fought and they [even] had a child together in the comic books...Jackie has that mob connection which we explore in the movie because it's and origin makes since to have a cop and who do we know that's a cop in the Top Cow universe? Sara Pezzini, weilder of the Witchblade."

These days, most folks probably hear "The Darkness" and think of the first-person horror-action game from 2K. But the series "protagonist", Jackie Estacado was first created in the 1996 Witchblade comic book series from Top Cow. "The Darkness" actually refers to a powerful sentient artifact that is passed down from father to first-born son and allows to the wearer to pretty much do and make anything with the only catch being that its virtually useless in sunlight (think Silver-Age Green Lantern and his weakness against the color yellow). "The Witchblade" is the offspring of "The Darkness" and his opposite number "The Angelus." It is meant to serve as a balance between the two powerful objects. You may recall the 2001 television series of the same name starring Yancy Butler. During Top Cow's SDCC panel it was confirmed that the film would also feature "The Angelus."

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joniegogo84 - 7/22/2013, 6:11 PM
guess Kate Beckinsale will be Witchblade then
marvel72 - 7/22/2013, 6:16 PM
we need an image cinematic universe,spawn next.
alucard365 - 7/22/2013, 6:17 PM
Should have done a Witchblade film first, followed by a Darkness film, then a versus film.
92Marvel - 7/22/2013, 6:17 PM
@ Mark Julian Why did you take my article off of agent carter. Other people should get to see that clip or are you just been a dick cause I found it before you
TerminalVoyd - 7/22/2013, 6:18 PM
"(thin Golden-Age Green Lantern and his weakness against the color yellow)"

That's Silver Age Green Lantern. Golden Age Green Lantern, believe it or not, had a weakness to wood.

MarkJulian - 7/22/2013, 6:19 PM
@92 Marvel Posted 3 days ago by Marvel Freshman.
DukeAcureds - 7/22/2013, 6:19 PM
Should this not be the other way around, since Witchblade is the bigger character and the whole Top Cow Universe started with Withblade #1. Even The Darkness made his first appearancein the pages of Witchblade.
On a side-note, check out Top Cows Artifacts, 'cause it's flat-out awesome. Stepan Sejic is the titties.
MarkJulian - 7/22/2013, 6:20 PM
@TerminalVoyd You're right, couldn't remember while writing this up.
92Marvel - 7/22/2013, 6:22 PM
@MarkJulian ya but the clip wasn't working until now and I wrote new stuff how she would be interested in doing a tv series and a possible captain marvel short
DukeAcureds - 7/22/2013, 6:23 PM
TermianlVoyd@ He does in Earth 2, as well. Just a different kinda wood.
KnobGoblin - 7/22/2013, 6:23 PM
Two for the price of one. Bring it!
Optimus83 - 7/22/2013, 6:23 PM

Sara Pezzini Nude Cameo in this Movie???


- Izabel Goulart as Det. Sara Pezzini

- Kate Upton as Danielle Baptiste
92Marvel - 7/22/2013, 6:24 PM
@MarkJulian even EW said they were having trouble and I didn't want people to miss out
mk - 7/22/2013, 6:27 PM
the darkness is great.. ill check this out
alucard365 - 7/22/2013, 6:30 PM
@DukeAcureds Yes! Artifacts is a awesome comic! I like that the top cow rebirth universe is only three books, saves me money.
BubblesShedAndBreakfast - 7/22/2013, 6:36 PM
I just can't wait to see the Darkness's minions on the big screen!
thewolfx - 7/22/2013, 6:38 PM
Its about [frick]in time!!!

And jackie better have the darkness armor

One of the best suits in comics
Berserker187 - 7/22/2013, 6:56 PM
Yeas witchblade.
Mechagino - 7/22/2013, 6:57 PM
Mmm... Can't wait to see Witchblade in live action form. Haha
thewolfx - 7/22/2013, 7:06 PM

Um no , the darkness spawn the witchblade

He should be first
Jer3miah - 7/22/2013, 7:11 PM
This shoulds good, actually. I love Len Wiseman. I just want a good writer involved. Underworld 4 was executed poorly, despite how much I loved it. Great plot, but executed wrong.
GLprime2814 - 7/22/2013, 7:20 PM
Nah J/K this is not on my radar never got into these characters concepts and originality are cool but just never caught my eye.

Seriously AV2,S/B and SW7 gonna be da shizzznat.
PeterDarker - 7/22/2013, 7:27 PM
What @grif said.
RexDartEskimoSpy - 7/22/2013, 7:46 PM
Translation: Kate Beckinsale will be Sara.

Len Wiseman married waaay out of his league. A true geek hero.
fortycals - 7/22/2013, 7:51 PM
Hells yeah. Maybe this can wash that awful witchblade tv show out of my mouth(even though I watched every episode). Love this mythos. Can't wait.
aRandomSinisterClone - 7/22/2013, 8:44 PM
@92Marvel That sucks a power user stole your shine. happens all the time, but totally agree with the video problem. Also, i think shitty CBM like this, will be what pops the bubble. RIP, RED, they're already starting it, shit, even Green Lantern from DC, and Iron man 3, yea it made money, but it was shit. Too many crappy CBM in too lil of time will kill all funding.
inkslinger616 - 7/22/2013, 8:48 PM
If there is one CBM that has potential to grab the public in a hardcore sort of way it is the story of Jackie Estacado. Super [frick]ing Psyched about this. Cannot wait!!
BlindJustice - 7/22/2013, 9:14 PM
It's unfortunate that DC killed Wildstorm. I would've loved to have seen a Wildstorm cinematic universe...not that WB would've ever been on board with the idea. Top Cow was my 2nd favorite at Image though, so looking forward to The Darkness and Witchblade.
Ramiel - 7/22/2013, 9:21 PM
WildCATS was my favorite Image comic. Spawn was second.
Nivekian - 7/22/2013, 10:53 PM
After the success of the videogame, I thought we would see a film years ago. But I really hope they have him do the bio-shadow armor.
Whippet - 7/22/2013, 11:41 PM
Jason Momoa looks the part. But I haven't seen him act tho. Can he?
Equivocal - 7/23/2013, 1:01 AM
Witchblade is one of my ALL TIME favorite female heroes !!!

They even planed a movie back in 2009


you're totally right and I agree with you, Witchblade should've her own movie first !
anyway, I'm looking forward to this.
marvel72 - 7/23/2013, 4:30 AM

CherryBomb - 7/23/2013, 6:59 AM
Terrible news. Sara can't be a secondary character. Witch blade should come first.
mgeoff88 - 7/23/2013, 7:04 AM
I would rather have Witchblade get her own solo movie. She's a more well known character than Jackie Estacado. The reason The Darkness is even relevant these days is because of the two video games that were released.

If anything, this should be a Witchblade movie with Jackie Estacado appearing. Not the other way around!

It just seems like this is another case of a movie studio not having the balls to greenlight a comic book movie with a female lead.
alucard365 - 7/23/2013, 9:33 AM

Witchblade comic came first, plus the darkness was created as a male version of the witchblade anyway. Its cool that top cow trinity will all be in this film though.

CherryBomb - 7/23/2013, 9:59 AM

Odette Annable would make an awesome Sara Pezzini

Oxbow - 7/23/2013, 10:43 AM
Agree with ^^^ about witchblade movie. Sara Pezzini is the cop. She should be the protagonist. The mob and Darkness should be secondary characters,not the main event!
Equivocal - 7/23/2013, 12:16 PM
movie studios need to have more balls when it comes to their female movie versions, we see that not even WB/DC have to courage to make a Wonder Woman movie, even though she's a Very well known character and has a RICH history.

it seems like this new studio is lacking "balls" to make a Witchblade movie as well.....
alucard365 - 7/23/2013, 2:18 PM

Good choice! I thought her last name was Yustman though.
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