Paramount, Akiva Goldsman Engage AVENGELYNE Feature Film Adaptation


Comic book creator Rob Liefield's 1995 Maximum Press superheroine, Avengelyne, was last reported back in 2013 to have found its star in MMA fighter-cum-actress Gina Carano in the course of officially launching efforts toward finding screenwriters and a director. That project has stayed quiet ever since while the actress who took on a cameo in the 2009 action thriller, Blood And Bone before leading the fully-fledged Steven Soderbergh thriller, Haywire, has gone on to build a notable career in film for herself with her most recent stint in Tim Miller's record-breaking adaptation of Liefield's popular comic, Deadpool.

As for whether or not Avengelyne is still Carano's remains to be seen and hasn't been indicated at all in Deadline's latest report on Thursday. The article points to a pre-emptive film rights deal by Paramount which hosts the addition of Akiva Goldsman as producer with an eye to direct, and for a script to be ironed out as a John Wick-stylized fallen angel thriller; Created by Liefield and Cathy Christian with nods from Ben Dunn's Warrior Nun comic, Avengelyne tells of a fallen angel - once heaven's most skilled and feared warrior - banished to Earth and stripped of most of her divine powers after being tricked into questioning his love for humans. Armed with limited abilities, little did she know that her banishment was only the beginning in her preparation to defend mankind against demons and other looming, supernatural forces of evil.

Goldsman currently has his hands on a number of projects, including a cineversal adaptation of the late Robert Ludlum's The Janson Directive starring Dwayne Johnson, and as producer overseeing a writers's room tackling various Hasbro properties, including Transformers. In the meantime, Carano's next appearance will be in Johnny English helmer Peter Howitt's Scorched Earth, currently set for 2017 while we wait for more updated info on her previous attachment to Avengelyne.

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