Fans of the blockbuster action movie filmmaker Rob Cohen will be pleased to find out that the celebrated Hollywood talent has just been tapped to direct Razor as based on the comic book series of the same name. Well known by now for his work on such films as xXx from 2002 starring Vin Diesel as government operative Xander Cage – which recently spawned a sequel at the beginning of this year in the form of xXx: Return of Xander Cage – as well as the first installment in the Fast & Furious canon, Cohen has been a key mover and shaker in the entertainment industry from some forty-plus years.
Having made a name for himself as a director of big budget action movies and genre fare in the past, it would perhaps come as no small surprise to his most ardent viewers that Cohen would set his sights on a directing a feature length adaptation of a comic book series next. Perhaps taking some inspiration from his own work on the critically acclaimed comic book series Red Dog, the latest word has Cohen signed on to direct a new superhero franchise film.
According to The Wrap, Cohen has just signed on to write and direct a feature length adaption of the comic book Razor as based on the original cult-classic series created by Everette Hartsoe in 1992. Following the tragic loss of her father and sister, the property centers around Nicole Mitchell as a young woman turned vigilante who is dedicated to ridding the streets of crime. Jeff Most of Most Films – who is also actively involved with The Crow reboot – is set to produce the new movie, while Number 11 Films will finance and distribute the project worldwide in association with Lotus Entertainment.
On the behalf of all parties involved, production on Razor will begin in earnest, as Cohen and Most appear more than ready and willing to being working together on bringing the cult-favorite series to life on the big screen. Speaking to his enthusiasm for the new project, Cohen stated:
“I have loved Razor since its first publication. It has operatic themes, female empowerment, revenge, action, a love story, all shrouded in a delicious darkness that fits our time.”
Interestingly enough – and as many comic book fans are no doubt already aware of – Razor creator Everette Hartsoe was friends in real life with fellow graphic novelist and creator of The Crow James O’Barr, as the two both sought retributive justice through their work for personal tragedies suffered in real life. Plus, given the fact that the two classic superheroes enjoyed cross-over events in the past, perhaps a movie starring both heroes may yet be in the offing as well. On that note, here’s to hoping for the very best from, Cohen, Most, and company as things continue to come together behind the scenes in the making of Razor.
Screen Rant will keep you updated with any information related to Razor.
Source: The Wrap