David Hayter Talks DEVIL’S MILE, Creature Movie Magic, A New Sci-Fi Franchise He’s Developing, BLACK WIDOW and More

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With writing credits like X-Men and Watchmen to his name, it can be easy to overlook the fact that David Hayter has also kept quite busy in the acting and voice acting realms as well.  He’s still pushing forward as a writer/director and has his latest directorial endeavor, Wolves, due in the fall, but Hayter also abides by one very important acting rule; if someone asks him to take a part, he’s going to do it, and that’s how Devil’s Mile came up.

Hayter steps in as Toby, a henchman of sorts to an evil crime boss named Mr. Arkadi who orders him and his cohorts, Cally (Maria del Mar) and Jacinta (Casey Hudecki), to kidnap two girls.  They manage to get them, but delivering them becomes the problem due to the rather sinister nature of the route home.  With Devil’s Mile hitting DVD and VOD on August 12th, Hayter got on the phone with Collider to talk about making this movie, a new sci-fi franchise he’s developing, his old Black Widow script and more.  Hit the jump to check it out, but be aware, there are some plot spoilers in this interview. 

X-MEN Writer David Hayter to Adapt Comic THE SWORD for Potential Franchise

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Lakeshore Entertainment and Hopscotch Features are making an early big push with their adaptation of The Sword, a graphic novel by Jonathan and Joshua Luna (aka the Luna Brothers).  Lakeshore and Hopscotch started by hiring David Hayter (X2) to write the screenplay.  The plan is to shoot the first installment in early 2014.  Yes, first installment: The Sword comes in four volumes, enough material for a potential franchise in the eyes of the studios.

The Sword is about a young paraplegic, Dara, whose family is brutally murdered by a group with “god-like, supernatural abilities.”  Dara discovers an ancient sword that belonged to her father that “not only restores her ability to walk, but it grants her a constantly evolving array of spectacular physical powers.”  See the press release after the jump for more details.

Robert Mark Kamen to Pen THE SWORD for New Regency

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New Regency has picked up The Sword, a modern samurai tale adapted from Stephen Hunter’s novel, “The 47th Samurai.”  Screenwriter Robert Mark Kamen (The Fifth Element) has been tapped to pen the adaptation.  Kamen, noted for his co-writing efforts with Luc Besson, will adapt the 2008 novel which centers on retired Marine, Bob Lee Swagger.  (Another of the Swagger-centric novels, “Point of Impact,” was adapted for the Mark Wahlberg film, Shooter.)  In the novel, Swagger is tasked with finding a sword won by his father during the battle of Iwo Jima, only to find out that it’s a priceless artifact desired by legions of unsavory characters.  With Kamen on board, expect more action than you can swing a sword at.  Hit the jump for more on The Sword.

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