Like Battlestar Galactica? You'll Love the Witchblade Movie!
by Alex Billington
July 22, 2008
The previously announced Witchblade movie, adapted from the Top Cow comic, finally has its director. "Battlestar Galactica" regular Michael Rymer will direct and co-produce the film with a script written by long-time television writer Everett De Roche. Given I'm not personally familiar with "Battlestar Galactica", I can't say this makes me any more interested, but considering Rymer has directed 20 episodes and is filming the series finale, this should be a pretty good sign of the direction that Witchblade is going in. I know Witchblade, about a gauntlet with special powers that a chosen female wears, doesn't have much in common with "Battlestar Galactica", but I still think Rymer should be a good fit. Hopefully this doesn't turn out like a long television show episode, because I actually would like to possibly enjoy it.
My concern is that the film will feel more like a two-hour SciFi Channel movie than an actual theatrical feature. Rymer's last feature film was Queen of the Damned, a notably poor feature that doesn't instill any more confidence. I was quite hesitant about this from the start, but now I'm even more hesitant. But maybe it's just being made for those "Battlestar Galactica" and SciFi Channel fans and no one else. If you haven't already seen it, you can check out a sexy teaser poster for the film that was released before even Rymer or De Roche were announced. As for a more specific story in the film, no one really knows yet, but we can expect to hear more within the next few months before it begins filming. Who would be the best actress to play a lead in Witchblade? And can Michael Rymer pull off an actual feature film?