Witchblade Adaptation Gets a Sexy Teaser Poster
by Alex Billington
May 27, 2008
We missed this news when the details first hit a few weeks ago, but I guess now we have to mention it. Top Cow's next big adaptation will be of Witchblade, the comic that first appeared in 1995 and went on to become a TV show in 2000 that ran on TNT for two seasons. Remarkably, I thought this was a cheesy incarnation in the same vein as Xena or Buffy, but apparently I was wrong. The first sexy teaser poster for the film has been released well before even the announcement of a cast or director. Who is this lovely lady on the poster? No actress you know, just a digital creation for the sake of attracting some early attention. Hell, they got us to mention it, which is a start, given how uninterested I am. Care to check it out?
The new teaser poster comes alongside of the launch of the official website: Witchblade2009.com.
The comic followed Sara Pezzini, a NYPD detective who comes into possession of the Witchblade, a supernatural, sentient artifact with immense destructive and protective powers. The artifact is actually an ornate jewel-encrusted gauntlet that gives extraordinary powers to the wearer, a specially chosen female from each generation. We can expect that the film will follow a story based on that mythology with a central female character coming in possession of the gauntlet. IMDb lists Michael Rymer, of "Battlestar Galactica", as the director, although his involvement is entirely unconfirmed at the moment. The film is expected to go into production this September for a 2009 release.
I'm really not sure what else to say about this. I have no interest in the film, I have no interest in the comic, and I'm really expecting this to be a dud next year. I wish I could have some hope for this (as I usually do for almost every film), but this time I've got nothing. I think the fact that I can't stop connecting this with Xena and Buffy is what's causing the problem. Witchblade debuted right as Xena was coming to a close and right in the middle of Buffy's successful run. Both of those series I have an absolute hatred towards and thus can't imagine Witchblade being any better. Someone please tell me I'm wrong? Even if Megan Fox or Elisha Cuthbert gets cast in this, I still can't see it turning out good.