Rob Cohen to Helm Comic Book Adaptation Razor

Rob Cohen is set to direct Razor, based on the comic book series by Everette Hartsoe

Rob Cohen (xXx, The Fast and the Furious) is set to direct Razor from his own screenplay, bringing Everette Hartsoe‘s comic book heroine to the big screen. Cohen will also produce the Razor movie alongside Most Films‘ Jeff Most. The Razor movie will also include story elements from Hartsoe’s Stryke. You can check out the project’s sales poster in full in the gallery viewer below.

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Razor made her debut in an eponymous first issue published in October 1992 and was representative of the “bad girl” craze that hit comics in the ’90s. Haunted by the tragic murder of his younger sister when he was 15 years old, Hartsoe created Razor to mourn his sister’s death, creating a dangerous young woman who is impervious to pain.

“I have loved ‘Razor’ since its first publication,” says Cohen. “It has operatic themes, female empowerment, revenge, action, a love story, all shrouded in a delicious darkness that fits our time.”

Number 11 Films is fully financing and handling worldwide sales on Razor as the first film under a new sales and financing partnership it has established with Lotus Entertainment. The companies will be introducing the project to buyers at the upcoming Marché du Film. The partnership has plans to produce and finance three to four films annually, with budgets in the $5M-$40M range.

“I’m excited to be announcing ‘Razor’ as the debut project under this new venture with Lotus,” says Wells. “I look forward to this being the first of many projects on which we collaborate in both film and television.”

“‘Razor’ is a fast paced, high concept action movie based on a very successful underlying IP and with a director who has proven himself in this genre time and again,” adds Lotus Entertainment’s Jim Seibel. “We are pleased to be launching this new venture with Number 11 Films with ‘Razor’ and look forward to working together on this and many other projects in the future.”

Addition producers on Razor include Philip Lee (The Dark Knight, The Revenant), Jim Steele (The Arrival) and Sean Lydiard (Office Uprising).