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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