The same production company that first brought director Alex Proyas' "The Crow" to theaters and currently wants to revamp the franchise announced that it has a new comic book property in its stable. Jeff Most Prods. has joined with Arclight Films to produce a live-action adaption of Everette Hartsoe's comic book series "Razor," featuring a female vigilante from the makers of Carmen Electra's "Vampire Embrace" comics.
The "Razor" adaptation will begin filming in Australia in 2010 to the tune of a $15 million budget, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Arclight has signed on to handle worldwide sales of the movie, which features lead heroine Nicole Mitchell, the daughter of a murdered LAPD detective who roams the lawless streets of L.A.'s Chinatown Batman-style by night.
"Razor" is survivor of the '90s boom in pin-up friendly heroines that rocketed such dames as Lady Death, Shi, and Vampirella to the upper brackets of comic book sales charts. Originally published by Hartsoe's London Night Studios, the character first grabbed eyes with her in-comics crossover alongside James O'Barr's The Crow.
According to the creator's website Hartsoe was voted the 18th most powerful person in comics by Combo Magazine in 1996 and "Razor: Burn" #1 landed a spot among Wizard Magazine's top 20 comics of the year in 1997, a key indicator at the time for fanboy-favorite cheesecake series.
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