Lakeshore Entertainment and Hopscotch Features are moving forward on actioner “The Sword” with David Hayter on board to write the adapt the script from the graphic novel by Jonathan and Joshua Luna (the Luna Brothers).
Production is slated to start early next year. International sales are being handled by Lakeshore and Sierra/Affinity.
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The story follows a young paraplegic who escapes after her family is brutally murdered by a mysterious trio. She then discovers a sword that restores her ability to walk, grants her physical powers and begins a journey of retribution.
The first of the graphic novels was titled “The Sword: Fire.” It was followed by “The Sword: Water,” “The Sword: Earth” and “The Sword: Air.”
Lakeshore and Hopscotch previously collaborated on the upcoming “I, Frankenstein,” which will be released in January 2014.
Hayter’s credits include “Watchmen” and “X-Men.”
Hayter is represented by UTA and attorney David Feldman, while the Luna Brothers — as well as the graphic novel rights to “The Sword” — are represented by CAA.