A mighty 3-D 'Aphrodite'


Aeon Flux, meet Aphrodite IX.

Threshold Entertainment, Platinum Studios and Top Cow Prods. have joined forces to adapt the Top Cow comic "Aphrodite IX" into a 3-D feature film. The comic centers on a cyborg assassin who achieves self-awareness and begins searching for her origins. Producers are looking for the female lead.

Threshold's Larry Kasanoff and Platinum chairman and CEO Scott Mitchell Rosenberg are producing. Top Cow CEO Marc Silvestri and former Universal Pictures exec Randy Greenberg of the Greenberg Group are executive producers. Top Cow president Matt Hawkins and Platinum's Rich Marincic are co-producing.

"This is just the kind of franchise we love: a visually stunning world, amazing effects, a great story and a hot, kick-ass babe in the lead," Kasanoff said. "What could be better?"

A similar prescription paid off handsomely last year with Universal's "Wanted," starring Angelina Jolie. Top Cow spun Mark Millar and JG Jones' comic into a franchise, grossing $339 million worldwide.

Kasanoff ("Mortal Kombat") most recently produced and directed the CGI feature "Foodfight!" which will be released theatrically this year.

Platinum has "Atlantis Rising" and "Cowboys and Aliens" in development at DreamWorks with producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci ("Transformers"). (partialdiff)