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Director Rob Cohen to take on 90s comic heroine Razor for a live-action film

08.09.2013

During the 90s, the only comics I wanted to read were X-Men. Every once in awhile I'd pick up a Spider-Man or something off the beaten path like Shi or Lady Death. Strong, powerful female comic characters were roles models for me, and it didn't hurt that they were gorgeous too.

One that I missed along the way was Razor created by Everette Hartsoe. If I would have known about the character then I might have also gotten into The Crow a little earlier. The character did several crossovers with Eric Draven and had her own series which ended at 154 issues. In 2009 there were plans to make a live-action film with Jeff Most (THE CROW) serving as producer.

Now a director/writer has jumped on aboard to move the project onward. Rob Cohen (THE FAST AND FURIOUS, XXX, THE SKULLS) will take on the lady vigilante. The story centers on "a young girl whose family is slaughtered and who then becomes the vigilante "Razor" aka Nicole Mitchell for the long razor-like knives she wears on her arms. She eventually finds out that her sister is alive and works as an assassin for the man who killed her father."

The character will be updated for a modern audience.

Source: CBM

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2:45AM on 08/10/2013

Great idea, terrible director...

I think the media is going in the right direction regarding the portrayal of women. We're getting strong female characters in supporting roles, lead roles, and other roles... in video games, movies, and television (mostly the first two), we are really getting close to getting the ball rolling on strong portrayals :)

I mean, even Lois Lane, a damsel in distress in the barest sense of the word, was so strong and independent in Man of Steel. That's a huge change, and I welcome it! Selina
I think the media is going in the right direction regarding the portrayal of women. We're getting strong female characters in supporting roles, lead roles, and other roles... in video games, movies, and television (mostly the first two), we are really getting close to getting the ball rolling on strong portrayals :)

I mean, even Lois Lane, a damsel in distress in the barest sense of the word, was so strong and independent in Man of Steel. That's a huge change, and I welcome it! Selina Kyle in The Dark Knight Rises is another amazing example of an empowered female character :)

There is a deal of sexualization that is normal for all characters, as when you take away the sexuality or stunt it, you take away a huge part of their humanity... but in the past, the media has had a very bad reputation for oversexualizing women to a sickening degree. While this is still happening, it's getting better, and if you compare now to a decade ago, you'll recognize how big of a leap we've made! :D

So I welcome this idea of a new film based squarely on a strong female heroine (though it sounds like she's more of an anti-heroine! A female Punisher, if you will, which would be even more awesome!). It sounds like she is a bit under the radar in the comic book world, but maybe this is a sign of a change :)

That being said, that director? No... Jesus Christ, no. All of this stuff about empowering women and not oversexualizing them; I can guarantee this director will not do that part of the story justice :( I just have this feeling he doesn't have the same respect for a strong female character as some of us. :(

Oh well. Guess we'll see what happens :)
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5:24PM on 08/10/2013
In case you forgot one. :)
In case you forgot one. :)
5:24PM on 08/10/2013
In case you forgot one. :)
In case you forgot one. :)
10:13PM on 08/11/2013
Lois Lane has not been depicted as a damsel in distress in a very very long time. She has been a strong female character since the early 90's or more.
Lois Lane has not been depicted as a damsel in distress in a very very long time. She has been a strong female character since the early 90's or more.
11:20PM on 08/09/2013
Ah, 90s comics heroines. The epitome of sensemaking and good taste.
Ah, 90s comics heroines. The epitome of sensemaking and good taste.
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7:10PM on 08/09/2013
How does Hollywood not see how stupid this looks/sounds. It will be campy as hell too, you can bet on it.
How does Hollywood not see how stupid this looks/sounds. It will be campy as hell too, you can bet on it.
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6:56PM on 08/09/2013
As sexy as this chick is, and as much as I'd like to see a bombshell in that outfit, I could easily see Cohen turning this into another Barb Wire.
As sexy as this chick is, and as much as I'd like to see a bombshell in that outfit, I could easily see Cohen turning this into another Barb Wire.
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