Painkiller Jane Film To Be A ‘Hard R’

Considering one of their films is called “Dead Hooker in a Trunk,” it comes as no surprise that twin sister directors Jen Soska and Sylvia Soska have scored a reputation for sticking to their guns and keeping the horror elements of their films hardcore.

Recently it was announced the pair are set to direct a film adaptation of Jimmy Palmiotti’s comic book “Painkiller Jane”. Now, the pair have now confirmed to Crave Online they are definitely aiming for a hard R-rating. Jen Soska says:

“I’m not working for Marvel. It has to be an R-rated character. When you come to a character like Jane, she drinks, she fights, she f–ks, she talks like you and I talk, and that’s an important part of her character.

That’s why we’d be really disappointed if that ended up being a PG or a PG-13 film because if you look at the character… Kids are reading this kind of content. I mean, when I was a kid I was reading ‘The Punisher.’ So Jane has to be true to the character and it’s got to be an R. We can’t tone it down or we’d tone Jane out of the entire script.”

The comic follows an undercover narcotics detective who is drugged into a coma. She awakens to find herself infused with super powers and ready to get her revenge. The property has been adapted before, most notably as a TV movie and series for Syfy in 2007. Sylvia Soska says this movie could well be the character’s final chance to get a loyal adaptation on screen:

“This is the third shot, they kept watering her down, watering her down, watering her down. Jen and I are not going to let that happen, and Jimmy Palmiotti – who is also one of the producers – he’s not going to let that happen. There are some scenes in this movie, there’s no way they’re not going to slap us with an R. Once you see it, it’s going to just be bats–t crazy.”