Pic a cross between 'Crouching Tiger,' 'Clueless'
Disney has paid low-six against high-six figures to pick up the pitch “Fate of the Blade,” based on the Dreamwave comic by Pat Lee (“Echo”) and Chris Sarracini (“Bounty”).
Pic is a female action-comedy in the vein of “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” and “Clueless” about an adopted teenage Asian American girl who grows up in a white middle-class San Fernando Valley family, is the sole surviving descendant of a Samurai clan of Japan and discovers an ancient demon is stalking her.
Analisa Labianco will pen the project, which was brought into the studio by execs Kristin Burr and Louanne Brickhouse.
Project is being co-produced by Circle of Confusion and Eagle Cove Deluxe.
David Alpert, partner at Circle of Confusion, will produce with Peter Riche and Alan Riche, and Jay Sanders of Eagle Cove. Lawrence Mattis and Tony Ludwig will exec produce.
Labianco (“Sex Talk,” “The Cutout”) is repped by Genesis as are the producers and the underlying material.