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The Darkness

It's been a very long time since we heard any concrete news on a "Darkness" movie. It was reported last July that Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman would be producing a big-screen adaptation of Top Cow's flagship antihero alongside the publisher's own Matt Hawkins and Marc Silvestri, as well as David Manpearl. Little to no news since then, sadly, though we did put forth our own Jackie Estacado casting suggestions not too long ago.

Today, Collider has the word on some significant progress. They're reporting that Regency is nearing a deal to obtain the feature film rights to "The Darkness," with all of those aforementioned names still on board — and with the notable addition of "Total Recall" director and "Underworld" mastermind Len Wiseman as producer to boot!

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ShrapnelA local comic book shop may have been Radical Comics' best recruitment tool for finding a director to adapt their comic book property "Shrapnel." Len Wiseman, who wrote and directed the first two "Underworld" movies, claims to have found an issue on the shelf at a store where he was perusing comics with his 11-year old daughter. Though she probably wasn't the target demographic for the book's tatteredly-clothed, tattoo-faced heroine, Wiseman immediately latched on to the story.

"I am really drawn to the reluctant-hero story," Wiseman told The Hollywood Reporter, comparing the character to Bruce Willis' John McClane in "Live Free or Die Hard." Read More...

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