Lakeshore Acquires Film Rights To THE SWORD Graphic Novel

Lakeshore Entertainment has gained the film rights to Image Comics' graphic novel The Sword, with hopes to launch an Underworld-style franchise. Hit the jump for details on the plot and more.

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By Paul Romano - 2/6/2013

According to Deadline, Lakeshore Entertainment has acquired the rights to adapt the Image Comics graphic novel The Sword, which was written by brothers Jonathan and Joshua Luna, to the big screen. The producers hope to launch a new female-led franchise similar to their Underworld series. Divided into four volumes, the first installment is expected to go into production this year. Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi are producing for Lakeshore. The story "follows a young paraplegic who leads an ordinary existence until her family is brutally murdered by a mysterious trio. Escaping from the assassins, she discovers a sword that restores her ability to walk and grants her physical powers. With her new weapon, she sets out on a journey of brutal retribution." Stay tuned to CBM for more news on this project as we have it.

Source: Deadline
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MrNiklander - 2/6/2013, 9:21 AM
Read it once [SPOILERS] In the end the protagonist dies. But if handled correctly it's gonna be awesome
AgentDelta - 2/6/2013, 9:25 AM
I saw this headline and saw the picture of Spider-Man of the article above. I thought Marvel had sot the Spider-Man rights back for a second. I almost had a heart attack.
ManofSteel23 - 2/6/2013, 9:39 AM
sounds dumb
Dnofsky - 2/6/2013, 9:42 AM

What was the point of you telling us that the protagonist dies at the end? I'm not against spoilers but if you choose to spoil certain facts, please have a reason behind it. It seems like you only told us the protagonist dies at the end, as a way to prove that you actually read it. No one is doubting you.
Shamo - 2/6/2013, 10:05 AM
FUCC YEAH. one of my favorite comics ever.
ISeeStupidPeople - 2/6/2013, 11:55 AM
[frick]. Yes.

The Sword is [frick]ing awesome.

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