Published on November 8th, 2017 | by Richard Boom0
Razor Movie First Project via China’s Movie View and Truth Fair fusion
According to Deadline, “China’s Movie View International and film fund Truth Fair Film Investment Ltd have joined to co-produce and finance U.S. and international productions. Their first project is Rob Cohen’s adaptation of comic book Razor.”
“Razor is based on two of Everette Hartsoe’s comic book series, Razor and Stryke. Known as a “Bad Girl” comic, Razor has sold over 6M copies worldwide and tells the story of a woman — impervious to pain after the death of both her sister and father — who becomes a superheroine and wears a get-up with razors on her arms to go after evil in Chinatown.
Razor and The Crow have a shared history with Hartsoe and The Crow‘s James O’Barr inspired to create the comics due to the loss of someone dear to them. In O’Barr’s case, it was the unsolved loss of his fiancé by a hit and run driver. In Hartsoe’s case, his younger sister was murdered when he was only 15. In grief, he created, Razor.
Those two comics subsequently appeared in a series of crossover comics that led to a shared universe and a No. 1 graphic novel The Crow/ Razor.
Cohen is best-known for creating and directing the debut films for The Fast And The Furious and XXX franchises.”
““Razor checked all the boxes in terms of the kind of film we were looking to get involved with,” says Movie View’s San Mu. “It’s an action-packed, female-driven revenge and redemption story with long term franchise potential and who better to be partnering with than Rob Cohen who has launched some of the most successful action franchises in history and Jeff Most who did such an amazing job with The Crow.””