Top Cow’s franchise character is set to come back in a movie, via an alliance of Platinum, Top Cow and Arclight Films.
Pic will be produced by Arclight’s Gary Hamilton and Nigel Odell, Platinum Studios’ Scott Mitchell Rosenberg and Steve Squillante of Havenwood Media. Top Cow’s Marc Silvestri and Matt Hawkins will be exec producers with Platinum Studios’ Rich Marincic and Greenberg Group’s Randy Greenberg.
According to Variety, Witchblade has sold more than 100 million copies worldwide. Previous incarnations include the TNT series starring Yancy Butler which ran for two seasons, and an anime version from Gonzo Digimation in 2006.
Platinum is definitely getting more in the Tinseltown mix, with Atlantis Rising and Cowboys and Aliens at Dreamworks and Unique set up at Disney. They also have Dylan Dog, based on the Italian comic, in the works.