Valentine: Brains, Beauty and Bullets, the film based on the femme fatale comic book series, has announced today that acclaimed film and theater director Nadia Tass is attached to direct the feature film. Valentine was optioned for worldwide motion picture, television and other ancillary rights and merchandising, by C2 Entertainment and FILMLOOK Media and Post, Inc. C2 Entertainment principals Anna Cordova and Robert Faber are in pre-production with a working screenplay by Huston Huddleston.
The film, Valentine: Brains, Beauty and Bullets, is based on Valentine, a comic book series written and illustrated by Daniel Cooney for Red Eye Press, about a female contract-killer, who has an addictive attraction to risk and violence in the deadly world of murder-for-hire. This edgy and stylish action series explores the dichotomy of a killer on the job and the psychological after-effects of a woman who is morally questioning her profession. The screenplay explores Dana Valentine’s past and how she has become a liability to everyone she has ever met, in addition to herself. More than anything, the story captures the unrelenting resolve of a female killing machine.
Valentine’s fan base covers a wide demographic, consisting of fans of action thrillers, suspense and strong female leads that are smart and sexy yet strong and vulnerable. According to C2 President Anna Cordova, “After being introduced to Valentine at Comic-Con International and getting to know her through the series, we are very excited to find the right actress to define and develop this great property for C2’s first film production.”
C2 Entertainment is planning for a $25 to $30 million production budget for the live-action Dana Valentine film. C2 is also seeking domestic and foreign distribution partners.