Revealed last week at the Cannes Film Festival, Rob Cohen will write and direct an adaptation of Everette Hartsoe’s 1990s “bad girl” comic Razor, according to a report from THR.
In an interview with Bleeding Cool in 2013, promoting a Kickstarter that eventually raised over $26,000 dollars for a new Razor graphic novel, Hartsoe told us, “We have an A-list director with a 30 year track record in Hollywood, with a few giant hits under his belt. At the point of this interview, I can’t say his name, but he is writing a new draft of the screenplay which I’ll have in hand after July 4th to review. As for the graphic novel, it is my ‘re-telling’ and revamping of a 20 y/o character to a new generation of comic readers and to have a fresh product on the stands as we go into film production.”
Hartsoe described Razor as follows:
Razor is the story of, Nicole and Jacklyn Mitchell, two little girls that witnessed the brutal murder of their father Frank Mitchell, by the hands of criminal overlord, Roman Vondrake. The younger sibling, Jacklyn, leaves the safety of her hiding place to be near her dying father, while Nicole remained still, frozen in fear. The henchmen take Jacklyn with them, while a distraught Nicole is found days later sleeping beside her father’s corpse. With no family to call her own, Nicole is sent to live with a variety of foster parents, but she could never fit in due to her violent outbursts and fits of rage. Psychiatric evaluation at Brighton Mental Hospital, soon had a new patient, Nicole Mitchell. For 10 long years, that was called home and even more abuse ensued by the hands of the trusted orderlies. Within those walls, she learned everything she could to one day emerge from that asylum and extract her revenge on everyone that caused her pain and find out what happened to her sister. While on the outside, Nicole adopts the name “RAZOR” for the knife that was used to slit her father’s throat. She would become the very instrument that took everything away.
Rob Cohen has directed films such as the original The Fast And The Furious, XXX, and The Tomb Of The Dragon Empire. The Crow producer Jeff Most will executive produce alongside Cohen. There are no stars attached to movie, and no planned release date.
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