It takes a lot of convincing if you’re going to drag me into yet another comic book movie adaptation. Throwing in a couple of names like Jen and Sylvia Soska, however, is an entirely different story. The AMERICAN MARY tandem are going to dip their toes into the comic book world as THR reports that the sisters have signed on to helm the adaptation of PAINKILLER JANE, a comic created by Jimmy Palmiotti and Joe Quesada.
Apparently, this isn't the first time the comic has been brought to life outside of the pages as the Syfy channel aired a made-for-TV movie in 2005 with Emmanuelle Vaugier as the heroine. That was followed in 2007 with a series, this time with Kristanna Loken in the title role. Huh, where the f*ck was I when all this happened? I could be wrong, but I'm guessing they weren't very good.
If you’re not a comic book reader and this is the first time you’re hearing about PAINKILLER JANE (like myself), here’s what it’s about:
PAINKILLER JANE centers on the titular heroine, a cop, who, along with with her best friend and partner, goes undercover into an interconnected drug ring. When her identity is exposed, Jane is tortured, which leaves her with preternatural regenerating abilities and a high tolerance for pain.
PAINKILLER JANE sounds like something that's right in their wheelhouse so I'm sure they're going to run away with this one. If you didn't know, the Soska Sister are kind of a big deal these days as they've followed up the excellent AMERICAN MARY with VENDETTA for WWE Studios/Lionsgate, and their SEE NO EVIL 2 is slated to be released later this year. Nice! Palmiotti, via his Paperfilms banner, and Solipsist Films’ Stephen L'Heureux are producing.