Lakeshore acquires The Sword. Lakeshore Entertainment has acquired the film rights to the comic book series The Sword. Jonathan Luna, Joshua Luna‘s monthly comic book limited series ran from October 2007 to May 2010 and involves a female heroine with a sword that gives her unique abilities.
The plotline of The Sword:
Dara Brighton is a young paraplegic college student with a happy, normal life, until three strangers knock on her family’s door, demanding a particular sword. After the assassination of her father, mother and sister, Dara is left in the burning house and crashes into the basement, where she finds the sword giving her incredible powers and setting her off on an incredible search for vengeance.
The story explores the history of the three unusual siblings Dara is chasing, as well as Dara’s own history with her family and how she draws strength from those bonds and experiences. Also explored within the story is the broader impact incredible events can have in an otherwise normal world.
Dara finds out through a classmate that her father was an immortal warrior who used the sword to confront each of four siblings. He murdered one ages before, and attempted to keep the other three in line. Dara vows to destroy them all, and discovers the sword grants her fast healing, provided she can match up her dismembered limbs before skin covers any stumps, and enhanced strength (allowing for tremendous leaps). After she kills all three siblings, it is revealed that the classmate is the final one, and after he commits suicide, she releases the sword, which causes all of her sustained wounds to unheal as she returns and dies in the remnant of her home.
The twenty-four issue series is currently collected into four paperbacks. Lakeshore is using those four paperbacks as templates for potentially four films, the first of which goes into production “this year with Lakeshore’s Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi producing.”
Jonathan Luna, Joshua Luna “and the graphic novel rights to The Sword are repped by CAA.”