ByJerome Maida, writer at
Jerome Maida

If the studios continue to hem and haw over giving popular female characters like Ms. Marvel, Wonder Woman and Hit Girl their own solo, big-budget films, Painkiller Jane may just blow them all away!

It was just announced on "Bleeding Cool" that Solipsist Films has optioned the right to bring Jimmy Palmiotti and Joe Quesada’s Painkiller Jane to the big screen.

Palmiotti co-wrote the screenplay with Craig Weeden and will also serve as a producer on the new adaptation of his hit comic book series about a female vigilante who gains superpowers after suffering a near fatal accident. The comic has been adapted twice before, once as a made-for-TV movie that greatly differed from its comic book roots, and then as a short-lived TV series, which Palmiotti also wrote for.

Though I liked the TV series,which starred Kristanna Loken in the title role, both received lukewarm responses from critics and mediocre ratings on the Sci-Fi Channel.

So it's definitely time to try again! Palmiotti's extremely violent character and the world she inhabits will work much better with a bigger budget and deserves her shot at the big screen.

Also, for those who have been disappointed by the previous "Painkiller Jane" adaptations or have had no interest in them : The production company behind it this time also have "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" and Blumhouse thriller "Curve" as upcoming productions - so there’s reason to be more hopeful this time around!


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