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Painkiller Jane Lives Again For A Shot At The Big Screen

9 September 2014 9:09 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

A long time ago, long enough that the Sci-Fi Channel was still called just that, Painkiller Jane was an experiment that the network embarked on. Both the TV movie and the hour-long TV series failed to take off, leaving the indie comic without any hope of being adapted. If only Sci-Fi had waited a little longer and cashed in on the buzz from a little movie called Iron Man that would be released only a couple of months after the series took its final bow. As luck would have it, lightning might be striking twice for old Jane, and one of her creators is along for the ride. MoviePilot caught up with Painkiller Jane co-creator Jimmy Palmiotti as he announced that not only had the script been finished, but a pair of directors have been secured to direct the film. Palmiotti sounded very optimistic, as he gave the following prognosis »

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'Daredevil' Netflix Series to Debut May 2015

28 July 2014 11:23 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Many fans were hoping that new details would be revealed for the upcoming Marvel's Daredevil show on Netflix during Comic-Con last week, but the show wasn't featured in any of Marvel's panels, until yesterday, the last day of the Con. Marvel held a panel on Sunday to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the comic book company, and the 50th Anniversary of the Daredevil character himself. According to Marvel.com's live blog of the panel, Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada revealed that the show is set to debut in May 2015.

While he wouldn't divulge any specific details, Joe Quesada did confirm that they are shooting the series on location in New York City, while comparing his experience in working on the show to the early days of Marvel Knights. The Marvel Knights initiative, which Joe Quesada created with Jimmy Palmiotti, took over many of the "street level" Marvel heroes to revitalize sales. »

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#SDCC14: Exclusive Update: Painkiller Jane

25 July 2014 12:33 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

When it comes to adaptations of popular comic book properties, things can go awry in a hurry. Hell, even small things can end up causing a ruckus because purists (many of whom are still furious over the fact the Constantine doesn't smoke a lot in the upcoming TV show) do not like their heroes screwed with!

Earlier today the news broke that The Soska Sisters, the twin horror movie directors behind cult slasher American Mary and the upcoming See No Evil 2, have signed on to helm the adaptation of Painkiller Jane, a comic created by Jimmy Palmiotti and Joe Quesada.

Don't worry, kids. These ladies love this stuff as much as you do and even went on record with a comment about their upcoming adaptation. They couldn't say much, but what they did say was loud and clear!

"We promise that this is what’s going to be the »

- Steve Barton

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Soska Sisters to Direct Painkiller Jane Adaptation

24 July 2014 11:38 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Many horror fans are familiar with the Soska sisters, the directing duo behind 2012′s American Mary and the upcoming See No Evil 2. Fans of American Mary should be pleased to learn that Jen and Sylvia Soska now have their next project in sight: an adaptation of the comic book series, Painkiller Jane.

The Hollywood Reporter reveals that the Soska sisters have signed on to helm a feature film adaptation of the comic originally created by Jimmy Palmiotti and Joe Quesada for Event Comics in 1995, with Palmiotti as one of the producers. For those unfamiliar with the comic book, recently relaunched by Dynamite Entertainment, here’s the synopsis via THR:

“Jane centers on the titular heroine, a cop, who, along with with her best friend and partner, goes undercover into an interconnected drug ring. When her identity is exposed, Jane is tortured, which leaves her with preternatural regenerating abilities and a high tolerance for pain. »

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The Soska Sisters Line Up Their Next Project

24 July 2014 9:04 AM, PDT | FEARnet | See recent FEARnet news »

Jen and Sylvia Soska (American Mary) have been busy of late.  They have See No Evil 2 coming out later this year, they have wrapped shooting on another film, Vendetta, and now comes word that they have just signed on for their next project.

The twins will be taking on Painkiller Jane, a comic book character created by Jimmy Palmiotti and Joe Quesada in the 1990s.

In the comics, Jane Vasko, is a cop who, along with with her best friend and partner, goes undercover into an interconnected drug ring. When her identity is exposed, Jane is tortured, which leaves her with preternatural regenerating abilities and a high tolerance for pain.

If the name sounds familiar it may be because Jane has been adapted twice before for television.  The SyFy channel aired a made-for-tv movie in 2005 with Emmanuelle Vaugier as the heroine. That was followed in 2007 with a series starring »

- Chris Connors

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Movie News: Zack Snyder Shares Photo of Henry Cavill as 'Super-Jedi'; Funny New Trailer for 'The Interview'

24 July 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Super-Jedi: Production on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is underway, but that doesn't mean director Zack Snyder can't have a little fun. On the eve of Comic-Con, Snyder shared a photo via Twitter, showing Henry Cavill, aka the Man of Steel, dressed up as a character from Star Wars, with the caption: "#SuperJedi." The movie is scheduled for release on May 6, 2016. [Twitter]   Painkiller Jane: The Soska Sisters, twin female directors (American Mary), will direct a film version of Painkiller Jane, based on a comic book created by Jimmy Palmiotti and Joe Quesada. It follows an undercover cop who is tortured by the gang she's investigating, giving her "preternatural regenerating abilities and a high tolerance for pain." The comic has...

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Soska Sisters To Helm "Painkiller Jane"

24 July 2014 8:34 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Soska Sisters, the twin sister horror film directing duo behind "American Mary" and "Dead Hooker in a Trunk," have signed on to helm the film adaptation of Jimmy Palmiotti and Joe Quesada's comic "Painkiller Jane".

The series follows Jane, a cop who joins her best friend/partner in going undercover into an interconnected drug ring. When her true identity is exposed, she is tortured and discovers that she has supernormal regenerative powers bordering on invulnerability - minor ones heal in seconds, major ones in minutes. There's a catch though, she still feels the pain of her injuries before they heal.

Palmiotti and Stephen L'Heureux are producing this new adaptation which plans to be an indie action thriller. It follows both a SyFy TV movie and subsequent short-lived TV series based on the property.

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Soska Sisters to direct Painkiller Jane movie

24 July 2014 5:33 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Jimmy Palmiotti and Joe Quesada’s comic book series Painkiller Jane is heading to the big screen, with The Hollywood Reporter revealing that the Soska Sisters have signed on to direct a big screen version of the title for Paperfilms.

Painkiller Jane “centers on the titular heroine, a cop, who, along with with her best friend and partner, goes undercover into an interconnected drug ring. When her identity is exposed, Jane is tortured, which leaves her with preternatural regenerating abilities and a high tolerance for pain.”

The Soska twins – Jen and Sylvia – are the filmmaking duo behind Dead Hooker in a Trunk and American Mary, and have two WWE Studios projects incoming in Vendetta and See No Evil 2.

Painkiller Jane began its run in 1995 at Event Comics and has twice been adapted for the small screen, with Emmanuelle Vaugier starring in a 2005 TV movie, which was followed by a series in 2007 starring Kristanna Loken. »

- Gary Collinson

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#SDCC14: The Soska Sisters to Tackle Painkiller Jane

24 July 2014 2:26 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Here at Dread Central we love us some Soska Sisters. Good thing for us they love us right back! Some breaking news coming out of the San Diego Comic-Con pertaining to their next project has arrived! Read on for details.

THR is reporting that the Soska Sisters, the twin horror movie directors behind the cult slasher American Mary and the upcoming See No Evil 2, have signed on to helm the adaptation of Painkiller Jane, a comic created by Jimmy Palmiotti and Joe Quesada.

Palmiotti, via his Paperfilms banner, and Solipsist Films’ Stephen L'Heureux are producing.

The story centers on the titular heroine, a cop, who, along with with her best friend and partner, goes undercover into an interconnected drug ring. When her identity is exposed, Jane is tortured, which leaves her with preternatural regenerating abilities and a high tolerance for pain. And just like the character, the screen adaptations for »

- Steve Barton

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News Bites: Zack Snyder Shares Photo of Henry Cavill as 'Super-Jedi'

23 July 2014 11:37 PM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Super-Jedi: Production on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is underway, but that doesn't mean director Zack Snyder can't have a little fun. On the eve of Comic-Con, Snyder shared a photo via Twitter showing Henry Cavill, aka Man of Steel, dressed up as a character from Star Wars, with the caption: "#SuperJedi." Snyder's movie is scheduled for release on May 6, 2016. [Twitter]   Painkiller Jane: Twin female directors the Soska sisters (American Mary)  will direct a film version of Painkiller Jane, based on a comic book created by Jimmy Palmiotti and Joe Quesada. It follows an undercover cop who is tortured by the gang she's investigating, giving her "preternatural regenerating abilities and a high tolerance for pain." The comic...

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Painkiller Jane movie confirmed, directors found

23 July 2014 10:13 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The Soska sisters, who directed American Mary, are steering Painkiller Jane back to the screen...

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A movie take on the Painkiller Jane comics is heading to the big screen, it's been confirmed. The comic was created by Jimmy Palmiotti and Joe Quesada, and Palmiotti is involved with the movie as producer (along with Stephen L'Heureux).

It tells the story of a cop - that'd be Painkiller Jane - who goes undercover, only for her identity to be compromised. She's tortured, with the consequence of that being a high tolerance for pain, and strange powers.

Bringing her story to the big screen will be the Soska Sisters, who previously put together the movie American Mary. They will be overseeing the third screen take on Painkiller Jane, following a SyFy Channel movie and a series, that starred Kristanna Loken.

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Soska Sisters Will Direct 'Painkiller Jane' Comic Book Adaptation

23 July 2014 6:19 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Indie filmmakers Jen Soska and Sylvia Soska, who earned rave reviews last year for American Mary, have signed on to direct an adaptation of the Painkiller Jane comic book.

The Painkiller Jane comic, created by Jimmy Palmiotti and Joe Quesada, follows an undercover cop who is tortured after her identity is exposed, which ignites her supernatural regenerative abilities along with an incredibly high pain tolerance.

The comic was first adapted as a 2005 TV movie starring Emmanuelle Vaugier, which lead to the 2007 Painkiller Jane TV series, where Kristanna Loken played the title character.

Jimmy Palmiotti is producing through his Paperfilms company, alongside Stephen L'Heureux (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For) and his Solipsist Films banner. The producers are plotting an indie action thriller, but it is not set up at a studio yet.

Jen Soska and Sylvia Soska made their directorial debut with Dead Hooker in a Trunk, which they followed up with American Mary. »

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The Soska Twins To Take On Painkiller Jane!

23 July 2014 5:34 PM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

22 Brides was an Event limited series from Jimmy Palmiotti and Joe Quesada back in 1995. It was little in the way of memorable but it did give us Painkiller Jane. After several series, a TV movie, and a short lived TV series starring Kristanna Loken, it seems she is finally getting her shot at…

The post The Soska Twins To Take On Painkiller Jane! appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

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Twisted Twins Attack Painkiller Jane

23 July 2014 5:01 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Previously pegged as horror directors thanks to the gnarly Dead Hooker In A Trunk and the freaky American Mary, "Twisted Twins" Jen and Sylvia Soska have recently shifted gears to action filmmaking with their Vendetta for WWE Studios. They're sticking with action for their next project, having signed on for Painkiller Jane, adapted from the '90s Event Comics series by Jimmy Palmiotti and Joe Quesada.Jane Vasko first appeared in print in 1995, and already has a tortuous continuity giving her multiple origin stories. In one, as an undercover cop, she believed she had gained the trust of Mafia boss Joey Fonti, but was duped into delivering a "message" to a rival mobster that turned out to be a bomb that took her with it. She was then mysteriously revived after the explosion with high pain tolerance and Wolverine-like regenerative abilities. Another version has her tortured and drugged rather than blown up, »

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Dead Hooker In A Trunk Directors Will Helm Painkiller Jane Movie

23 July 2014 4:12 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Back in 1995, when Jimmy Palmiotti and Joe Quesada created Event Comics' Painkiller Jane  I'm sure they never dreamed it would one day generate two television projects on SyFy channel and an upcoming features film. In December of 2005, SyFy aired a made-for-television movie that that starred Emmanuelle Vaugier. Then in 2007, SyFy produced a television series based on the character, which starred Kristanna Loken ("Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines"). And today, The Hollywood Reporter reports, The Soska Sisters, Jen Soska and Sylvia Soska, have been hired to direct the adaptation of Painkiller Jane. The twin horror directors are best known for directing Dead Hooker In a Trunk and American Mary. Jane centers on the titular heroine, a cop, who, along with with her best friend and partner, goes undercover into an interconnected drug ring.  When Jane’s identity is exposed, her subsequent torture leaves her with preternatural regenerating abilities and a »

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Harley Quinn Goes to Comic-Con in One-Shot Comic Book

8 July 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

DC Comics is releasing a special one-shot comic book issue that features Harley Quinn invading San Diego Comic-Con. The title of the comic is called Harley Quinn Invades Comic-Con International: San Diego. Here's the description of the comic, and the adventure that Quinn will be on while at the epic geek convention:

Our favorite little troublemaker, Harley Quinn, takes on Comic-Con International: San Diego in this over the top issue! She’ll have to battle long lines, crazy crowds and the dread con crud, all in the quest to get her own comic book published!

The comic also will include Arrow star Stephen Amell. According to TV Guide, his cameo is one of many Easter eggs that will be packed into the book.

The comic was written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner and the art in it comes from various artists. Here's what Connor had to say in an »

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First Look at Harley Quinn Invades Comic-Con International: San Diego with Stephen Amell cameo

8 July 2014 2:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We’ve seen Harly Quinn cameo in Arrow and now it looks like it’s the turn of Oliver Queen himself Stephen Amell to cameo in Harley Quinn’s world with this first look at Harley Quinn Invades Comic-Con International: San Diego.

The title says it all! Our favorite little troublemaker, Harley Quinn, takes on Comic-Con International: San Diego in this over the top issue! She’ll have to battle long lines, crazy crowds and the dread con crud, all in the quest to get her own comic book published!

Harley Quinn Invades Comic-Con International: San Diego is written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Connor, who also provided the artwork amongst others.

In an interview with TV Guide, Connor said, “Harley and her freak show friends get a booth at Comic-Con. Harley [comes] along to help them out [and] wherever she goes, mayhem ensues, and that’s what happens at Comic-Con. More mayhem than the usual. »

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First Look: Harley Quinn Goes to Comic-Con, Meets Stephen Amell

7 July 2014 7:11 AM, PDT | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

Even supervillains love to geek out at Comic-Con. In the special DC Comics one-shot issue Harley Quinn Invades Comic-Con International: San Diego, Harley Quinn, the psychiatrist-turned-psychopath, goes celeb hunting at the pop-culture festival and hits the bullseye with the Arrow himself — actually, Arrow star Stephen Amell (top panel, below). His cameo is one of many Easter eggs jammed into the book, written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner and drawn by various artists.

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- Rich Sands

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DC Comics reveals San Diego Comic-Con exclusive variant covers

3 July 2014 4:35 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With the San Diego Comic-Con International just around the corner, DC Comics has revealed Sdcc variant covers for five of its titles, which will all be exclusively available in San Diego later this month…

Batman #32

Written by Scott Snyder and illustrated by Greg Capullo, Batman gets one step closer to the endgame with The Riddler in this penultimate issue of Zero Year. This exclusive variant features a stunning wraparound cover with the Dark Knight in action by Greg Capullo, Danny Miki and Fco Plascencia along with the Batman 75 commemorative logo. 

Superman #32

A new era for Superman begins! Illustrated by legendary super-talent John Romita, Jr., the convention exclusive for Superman #32, written by luminary Geoff Johns, shows a Romita, Jr. original black and white sketch of the Man of Steel, inked by Klaus Janson!

Grayson #1

You won’t want to miss out on this Grayson #1 convention exclusive with cover by Giuseppe Camuncoli! »

- Gary Collinson

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‘Harley Quinn’ shows us a Harley not defined by her relationship to the Joker

19 June 2014 5:05 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

 

Harley Quinn Series

Written by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti

Art by Chad Hardin and Stephane Roux

Colors by Alex Sinclair

Letterer John J. Hill

Covers by Amanda Conner and Paul Mount

Published by DC Comics 

DC’s current Harley Quinn ongoing series does something that has never been done with the character: it gives her an identity not defined by the Joker. Quinn has forever been the long suffering companion to the Clown Prince of Crime, so much so that it’s hard to think of her as her own character and not just an extension of the Joker. DC must have felt the same way because when they started everything over with the New 52, they gave the character of Harley Quinn a complete makeover. Gone are the days of the red and black jester suit and domino mask. The new Dr. Harleen Quinnzel favors red and black bustiers and matching booty shorts. »

- Zachary Zagranis

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