Producer Marc Silvestri has confirmed that the upcoming film adaptation of the Top Cow comic “The Darkness” will also sport another major comics character – Witchblade.
‘Darkness’ follows a mafia hitman given supernatural powers that access to an otherworldly dimension and control of powerful demons.
Silvestri also confirms that “Underworld” and “Live Free or Die Hard” director Len Wiseman is attached to helm the project. He tells Unleash the Fanboy:
“We’re partnered with Len Wiseman on The Darkness film. It’s over at New Regency, which is on the Fox lot. We’ve gotten one draft of the script and we’re working on that right now. It’s going to happen.
Witchblade is in The Darkness film. Originally she was going to be in there as an easter egg for the fans, who would know: hey, that’s Sara Pezzini, that’s the Witchblade.’ The more we went along with the story, and the great thing is, the studio supports this.
As we were going along, it just made more and more sense storywise to have Witchblade in there. I’m not going to spoil too much more, but it makes perfect sense. First we were kind of worried, how do you, two origins, but it started to come together. It started to make more and more sense. We’re excited about that, that’s a big project that we’re working on right now.”