WATCHMEN Writer David Hayter Adapting Image Comics Series THE SWORD

WATCHMEN Writer David Hayter Adapting Image Comics Series THE SWORD

Watchmen and X-2 writer David Hayter has been tasked with penning the screenplay for Lakeshore's planned big screen adaptation of Jonathan and Joshua Luna's graphic novel The Sword. Hit the jump for further details!


It was revealed back in February that Lakeshore Entertainment had decided to adapt The Sword - a 24 issue series published by Image Comics - but now Watchmen and X-2 scrib David Hayter has been brought in to write the adaptation. As the site points out, the story "follows Dara Brighton, a young paraplegic who leads an ordinary existence until her family is brutally murdered by a mysterious trio, possessed of god-like, supernatural abilities. Left for dead, Dara discovers her father's ancient sword that not only restores her ability to walk, but grants her a constantly evolving array of spectacular physical powers. With her new weapon in hand, and two faithful friends at her side, Dara embarks on a journey to hunt down and destroy her family’s assassins." Split into four separate volumes, there is definite franchise potential here and production is set to begin early next year. "David has a proven track record of bringing the multifaceted, beloved characters of graphic novels to mainstream audiences and we’re excited that he’ll be joining us for 'The Sword,'" said Lakeshore's Tom Rosenberg. "Lakeshore has a history of delivering large-scale genre films at a budget that enables our international independent distributors to participate, and 'The Sword' will provide that opportunity."
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