Sep 21, 2009 02:57 PM EST

New Witchblade Film Will Deviate from Comic Book

The Witchblade, the upcoming film based on the books of the same name, has been progressing slowly through the past few months, but there have been some new developments recently, according to MTV's Splash Page.
Top Cow president Matt Hawkins gave an interview recently, stating that while they are still looking for a writer, they do have a plot worked out. "We sat down with a couple of guys, [co-producer] Platinum Studios and Marc Silvestri and I, and we banged out a three-page document that says here's the basic story idea we want to do. It's sort of a balancing act-it's very different from the book, but thematically, it's very much the same", said Hawkins. "We always say you don't want to stay ridiculously faithful to the comic, but at the same time, if you make it so radically different, what's the point?"
Top Cow also produced the "Wanted" films, which also has a female lead character. "When you do a female-lead film that's successful, they always turn it around and they say it was the effects," he explained. "People in Hollywood... When you talk to people about something like 'Underworld,' it's always the werewolf/vampire thing and it's not Kate Beckinsale. ... It's not that they always think a female lead film is going to fail, but... I don't know. It's just one of those things."
Hawkins also stated that while they have backing financially, that they could lose it if they don't begin production soon. He said, "Yeah, if we don't have it in process next year, we're going to run into trouble-but trouble is irrelevant. You can always just start over. It's certainly not a property we're going to give up on, we're on issue 140 in the comics. ... But I'd rather there not be a 'Witchblade' movie or television show if it's going to be some piece of crap. If we're going to do it, it's got to be good."
Source: MTV
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