Berlin 2013: Lakeshore To Adapt 'The Sword' Graphic Novel

The tale of vengeance from the Luna Brothers follows Lakeshore's success with the “Underworld” franchise.

BERLIN – Lakeshore Entertainment has picked up the adaptation rights to the graphic novel The Sword, written by Jonathan and Joshua Luna.

Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi of Lakeshore will produce the feature film version of The Sword, billed as an action-packed tale of vengeance. The Luna Brothers are both represented by CAA.

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The plot of The Sword follows Dara Brighton, a young paraplegic whose family is brutally murdered by a mysterious trio. Dara escapes and discovers a magical sword that allows her to walk again and grants her physical powers. With her new weapon, she sets off to enact revenge on the assassins.

The Sword project follows Lakeshore's success with the Underworld franchise, loosely based on the Marvel Comics series. The fourth film in the Underworld series – Underworld: Awakening, starring Kate Beckinsale, has grossed more than $160 million worldwide.

Lakeshore's latest release is the horror title I, Frankenstein, starring Aaron Eckhart, Miranda Otto and Bill Nighy, which hits theaters this September.