PAINKILLER JANE Is Heading To The Big Screen While DMZ Takes Over TV
Comic book movies and TV shows are all the rage now. A lot of the top tier characters have already made it to the big time, but companies are now seeing the diamonds in the rough with some lesser known properties with dedicated fanbases. Today news hit on two comic book properties that are getting the Hollywood treatment. Painkiller Jane will be heading to the big screen while DMZ will take over the small screen.
Bleeding Cool have learned that Solipsist Films have acquired the rights to turn Jimmy Palmiotti and Joe Quesada‘s Painkiller Jane into a movie. Palmiotti will serve as a producer on the film as well as the script’s co-writter with Craig Weeden. Painkiller Jane is the story of a female cop turned vigilante who gained a healing factor after a freak accident. It was adapted into a TV movie that was vastly different from the source and then a later TV series which Palmiotti wrote a few scripts for. Both received mixed responses. Palmiotti confirmed the news on his Twitter, so it seems like Painkiller Jane is getting another chance at stardom.
Another comic getting adapted to the small screen is Brian Wood and Riccardo Burchielli’s DMZ. Deadline reports that former Mad Men executive producers Andre and Maria Jacquemetton have partnered with Gravity producer David Heyman for a series for Syfy adapting the DC/Vertigo book. The series is set in the near future and focuses on a young man trapped in Manhattan, now a demilitarized Zone (DMZ) after a second American civil war. The comic ran for a total of 72 issues, so there’s a lot there to adapt.
So If you’re a Painkiller Jane or DMZ fan, you’ve got a lot to look forward to over the next few years. If you’re not then you might want to check these out now before the movie and TV show rapidly inflates the price point for the back issues. What do you think about the news?