Future Films has optioned the feature rights for Hope Falls, the comic book by Tony Lee and Dan Boultwood. Bleeding Cool describes the comic as “about a girl who returns to her home town after twenty years, who is then revealed to have been murdered by a group of men who are now prominent town citizens, and she’s out for some supernatural revenge.” I get a bit lost when I venture into the world of comics, but based on cursory searches, Hope Falls looks like a smaller title. But it’s a big idea, and “girl with a vendetta” is a proven cinematic foundation. Seems primed for adaptation. Hit the jump for more on the comic.
Publisher Markosia lists this synopsis for Hope Falls – The Ultimate Edition:
Twenty years ago they murdered her – and now she’s back to even the score, as Helen, a falling Angel returns to the town she died in to extract revenge on the four men who killed her – while discovering an Angelic conspiracy that dates back to Jesus Christ. Will God allow her to gain vengeance? Or is the Angel Michael right about her true purpose?
I like the way Lee pitched it back in 2007:
“It’s The Crow meets Twin Peaks when Helen, a female Angel free falling towards Hell, returns to the steel mill town where she was killed twenty years earlier — to extract revenge on her four murderers. But then there’s a little bit of a Da Vinci Code twist when Michael, the Angel trying to stop her, discovers that the original murder and current revenge spree were both sanctified by the church and Heaven itself.”