DEADPOOL was the smash hit of February, so it only makes sense that Hollywood is desperately seeking more Rob Liefeld comics to pump onto the silver screen. The latest property to be picked up is AVENGELYNE, which Paramount has snatched up to be produced by Akiva Goldsman (THE DARK TOWER, I AM LEGEND), who also has an eye on the director's chair.
Goldsman is currently searching for a screenwriter to pen AVENGELYNE, which he calls "JOHN WICK with a fallen angel." Although Liefeld previously stated a couple years ago that he would be writing the film to star Gina Carano, there is no actress currently attached.
Here's the sitch:
Avengelyne is an angel who fights the forces of evil and often finds herself face-to-face with demons and monsters. She was the most feared warrior in Heaven’s Warhost, having single-handedly broken into Pandemonium, the outer fortress of Hell, to confront the Devil himself. She is a fallen angel, banished from Heaven by God after being tricked into questioning his love for humans. Avengelyne was stripped of all her angelic abilities, other than her great strength and her blood, which, once extracted from her body, could be used as a weapon or a miracle once empowered by quoting verses from the Bible. Avengelyne uses her powers to fight demons on earth and is being groomed to be humankind’s last hope in a coming Armageddon.
More on this story as it breaks!