Rob Liefeld is coming to SDCC 2013 to push his latest project, re-vamping AVENGELYNE for the big screen. Liefeld’s teamed up with MMA fighter Gina Carano (Fast & Furious 6), to star as AVENGELYNE and help get the ball rolling with a Saturday appearance and poster signing event at SDCC. Once the poster works its way online or one of our on site reporters get their hands on one, we’ll bring it to you here.
The poster features Liefeld’s first drawn images of Carano as AVENGELYNE. For those of you asking, “Who’s AVENGELYNE?” here’s the character’s wiki-bio:
Avengelyne was the most feared warrior in Heaven’s Warhost, having single-handedly broken into Pandemonium, the outer fortress of Hell, to confront the Devil himself. She is a fallen angel, banished from Heaven by God after being tricked into questioning his love for humans. Avengelyne was stripped of all her angelic abilities, other than her great strength and her blood, which, once extracted from her body, could be used as a weapon or a miracle once empowered by quoting verses from the Bible. Although he appeared truly angry, God was trying to prepare Avengelyne for a coming war for which she would need to be strengthened.
Keeping her faith in the Lord even on Earth, Avengelyne began to fight the demons she found while there. Eventually, one of her enemies, the demon lord B’Liale, sent a demon, Kyle Wagner, to seduce Avengelyne and father a powerful demon child. God sent Passover, the Angel of Death, to kill Avengelyne for her involvement, but the child, Magog, was born prior to the angel’s arrival, and so together Passover and Avengelyne drove the demon-spawn away.
Seeing her devotion to him was still strong, God allowed Avengelyne to live, and she still fights demons on Earth. Eventually, when Armageddon occurs, Avengelyne will lead Heaven’s Warhost, with Passover as her second-in-command.
The movie, or movies if the first one gets made and actually makes some money, would tell the tale of the fallen angel AVENGELYNE and her mission to protect the “One” person on Earth that holds the key to saving mankind from demons and other such nasty creatures.
Although there is no writer or director attached to the project yet, producers Scott Karp and Brooklyn Weaver (Out of the Furnace) are on board with Liefeld and Carano to package and produce the AVENGELYNE project. The search for a writer to adapt Liefeld’s comic to the big screen is scheduled to begin next week after Saturday’s event.
Would you but a ticket to see AVENGELYNE? It smacks of straight to DVD or SyFy channel to me. There are people likening this to the Underworld franchise starring Kate Beckinsale, but I can’t even start to think of this reaching anywhere near that level of attention or fan base. Carano is on her way, but hasn’t yet reached Beckinsale’s level of popularity before she started the first Underworld movie.
Seriously, we can’t even get a Deadpool movie to the big screen, arguably Liefeld’s greatest creation, and now this is thrown into the Hollywood mix. We’ll have to keep our eyes on this one and see if it’s got the gas to make it.
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