Top Cow's Aphrodite IX Comic Headed to the Big Screen
by Alex Billington
February 27, 2009
"This is just the kind of franchise we love: a visually stunning world, amazing effects, a great story and a hot, kick-ass babe in the lead. What could be better?" That's what producer Larry Kasanoff said about this comic book series. What could be better, you ask? How about a good movie, with a good director, and a good actress in the lead. I haven't even read the comic and this already reeks of Aeon Flux or Underworld. Top Cow's comic series Aphrodite IX, about a cyborg assassin who achieves self-awareness and begins searching for her origins, is being adapted for big screen in 3D by a group of big production companies.
Here's the thing - Wanted was originally a Top Cow comic, so the publisher is hoping that more of their titles will achieve the same amount of immense success as that did. But unfortunately I don't think it'll be that easy. Wanted was only good because everything came together perfectly - and by everything, I mean Angelina Jolie, James McAvoy, and specifically, director Timur Bekmambetov. But I'm already expecting Aphrodite IX to be one of those glossy, big-budget, half-CGI sci-fi action movies that plays in January to audiences that they can trick into seeing it. Am I so wrong? Is Aphrodite IX better than that?