Platinum Studios Developing 'Mal Chance' Big Screen Adaptation
by Alex Billington
September 23, 2009
Platinum Studios has joined forces with producer Tony Krantz to develop a live-action feature from the Platinum Studios graphic novel Mal Chance, with Scott Murphy to adapt. Krantz, best known for "24" and Mulholland Drive, will produce with Platinum CEO Scott Mitchell Rosenberg. Mal Chance tells the story of Lola, part of an ancient clan of assassins targeted for death by a powerful gangster. Her only recourse is to bring down the gangster's entire operation with the help of an honest FBI agent who is unaware of her true identity. Sounds like a sexy, fun comic book action-thriller, much like Witchblade… Or so that's what I hope!
Mal Chance is a "wonderfully visual world steeped with contemporary and complex characters, all playing on the edge of life and death decisions," Krantz said. Hell, I was sold by that photo I found above, I don't need anything besides that. As long as they get a good budget, some sexy lead actress, and a competent director, then I'll be there opening day. We see so many damn comic book movies these days, that this one doesn't need a huge budget and a big studio to really be good. Krantz is also making his directorial debut on the film The Big Bang, but no director has been chosen for this adaptation yet. Stay tuned for updates!