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'Darkness' follows a mafia hitman given supernatural powers that access to an otherworldly dimension and control of powerful demons.
"We're partnered with Len Wiseman on The Darkness film. It's over at New Regency, which is on the Fox lot. We've gotten one draft of the script and we're working on that right now. It's going to happen.
Witchblade is in The Darkness film. Originally she was going to be in there as an easter egg for the fans, who would know: hey, that's Sara Pezzini, that's the Witchblade.' The more we went along with the story, and the great thing is, »
- Garth Franklin
"We're partnered with Len Wiseman on The Darkness film. It's over at New Regency, which is on the Fox lot. We've gotten one draft of the script and we're working on that right now. It's going to happen. Witchblade is in The Darkness film. Originally she was going to be in there as an easter egg for the fans, who would know: hey, that's Sara Pezzini, that's the Witchblade.' The more we went along with the story, and the great thing is, the studio supports this.
Len loves this, which is great because Len loves The Darkness, and that's what you want on your team. »
With all the reboots, re-do’s and New 52’s, reader accessibility has been at an all-time high. While this is great for new readers, it is rare these days to see a series maintain its status quo. With issue #170 approaching, Witchblade is one of the few books still on shelves that has successfully carried the same story since 1996 with minimal interruption. While this is great for long term fans, some new readers out there will no doubt feel left in the cold. So why is this upcoming issue so important?
Witchblade #170 is celebrating the return of Ron Marz who wrote the series from issue 80 and up and is responsible for transitioning the series from its 90s roots into the modern era. Marz’s new arc, as well as the gorgeous cover done by Marc Silvestri, is already garnering some attention due to its very Marvel-eque homages. So for those of you who are interested, »
- Sean Tonelli
Comics veteran Marc Silvestri explained the inclusion of the character in the upcoming movie at San Diego Comic-Con International.
"It just became more and more apparent as we were telling Jackie's story about The Darkness and the dark and light and how much they've intertwined over the years in the comic books," the Top Cow Productions CEO told MTV News.
"Jackie has that mob connection which we explore in the movie because it's an origin film. It makes sense to have a cop. And who do we know that's a cop in the Top Cow universe? Sara Pezzini, wielder of the Witchblade."
The film will centre around Jackie Estacado, the mafia hitman who inherits the deadly power called the Darkness from his father.
by Ryan Rigley
Great news for comic books fans this past weekend as a number of huge announcements were made at this year's San Diego Comic Con. On Friday, Marvel held a surprise screening of Joss Whedon's "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." pilot for those lucky enough to attend their panel. On Saturday, DC announced their plans for a Batman/Superman crossover movie, directed by Zack Snyder and starring Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel.
But that's not all! Lest we forget about all of the other comic book publishing companies out there, Top Cow revealed their plans to release a film based on "The Darkness" which, as they also revealed, will be featuring non-other than Sara Pezzini, a.k.a. Witchblade. This isn't the first time that Ms. Pezzini has made the crossover to film. In fact, not too long ago she was the star of her very own TV series! »
- Splash Page Team
There is no darkness without light. Likewise, there is no "Darkness" movie without Sara Pezzini.
Marc Silvestri told MTV Geek at Comic-Con that the "Darkness" movie has a major role for Sara Pezzini, better known as Witchblade, one of Top Cow's flagship characters. According to Silvestri, including Pezzini in the first big-screen take on Jackie Estacado was a no-brainer.
"It just became more and more apparent as we were telling Jackie's story about 'The Darkness' and the dark and light and how much they've intertwined over the years in the comic books," he said. "Jackie has that mob connection which we explore in the movie because it's an origin film. It makes sense to have a cop. And who do we know that's a cop in the Top Cow universe? Sara Pezzini, wielder of the Witchblade."
Estacado and Pezzini have a long and storied history with each other »
- Josh Wigler
Grimmfest 2013 is taking place 3rd-6th October in Manchester's The Dancehouse theatre, and the first two films have been announced. In addition, early bird tickets are now on sale.
From the Press Release:
This October, darkness descends on the decadently Deco Dancehouse theatre, in the black and bloody heart of Manchester, as Grimmfest celebrate its frightful fifth birthday in grand and gruesome style.
We can promise a punishing and pitiless party for all, but for now our lips are sewn shut when it comes to revealing the finer details. We’re showmen here at Grimm Towers. We know better than to give away too much too soon. We’d rather keep you guessing, give your morbid imaginations time to work on your nerves a little. Get you softened up for the kill.
But we’re not total sadists. So we’re offering a scent, a flavour, of the sizzling, bloody steak, »
- The Woman In Black
There's always one day during the Sdcc when you just shake your head, laugh, and say, "This schedule is ridiculous." Saturday, July 20th, is shaping up to be that day this year.
Horror fans will have a lot of choices to make as the "Bates Motel" panel battles the one-two punch of Godzilla and Seventh Son. Later in the day you'll be faced with choosing to learn more about "True Blood," Telltale's The Walking Dead video game, or "Being Human." Right now 20th Century Fox's presentation that runs at the same time remains "To Be Announced," but once details are revealed, we'll provide an update.
Other panels vying for your attention throughout the day are "The Originals," "Grimm," I, Frankenstein teamed with The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (that combination should make for some interesting audience reactions), a look at gameplay from Dead Rising 3 on the Xbox One, more games, comics, »
- The Woman In Black
With Michael Berryman, Sully Erna and Nick Principe already in the cast of their upcoming film, you'd think producer Chad Verdi and Woodhaven Productions would rest on their laurels. But that's far from the case as the team has enlisted Tony Todd for their Army of the Damned.
"Tony Todd is a great actor and a horror legend," Verdi said. "He was the last piece of the puzzle that I felt this film needed to be the blockbuster I know it will be."
Todd will join Berryman, Erna and Principe along with entertainer Joey Fatone and former professional wrestlers Tommy Dreamer and Thea Trinidad as well as David Chokachi, Jackie Moore and Tom Paolino in the Army of the Damned cast. The film will be directed by Tom DeNucci and photographed by cinematographer Sam Eilertsen. You can keep updated on the project by 'liking' Army of the Damned on Facebook. »
- Scott Hallam
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