Rob Cohen To Adapt RAZOR With Number 11, Lotus; STRYKE To Follow Suit

It’s been almost four years since news broke of The Fast And The Furious helmer Rob Cohen’s involvement of an upcoming comic book adaptation titled Razor. He’s kept busy since then with 2015 thriller The Boy Next Door, the upcoming Category 5 and recent announcement of Speedhunters for Jiaflix and 1905 Pictures, but now it appears Razor is back on the to-do list with word via The Wrap of its upcoming showing at the Marché du Film at Cannes courtesy of Number 11 Films.

Razor is based on the work author and illustrator Everett Hartsoe, who created the character in 1991 upon launching London Night Studios prior to its shared prominence with The Crow comic book series between 1998 and 1999. The character will be given an updated look for the film centered on the death of Nicole Mitchell, a young woman whose resurrection as our title heroine grants her the chance and gift of amplified fighting prowess in addition to surgically bladed arms to go after the man who killed her LAPD detective father and turned her long-thought dead sister into a rival assassin.

Razor is the first of a dual film financing and sales partnership with Keith Wells’s Number 11 Films and Bill Johnson and Jim Seibel’s Lotus Entertainment with the second film, Stryke, based on one of the key characters from the first film. Cohen wrote the script for Razor and is producing along with Philip Lee (The Dark Knight, The Revenant), Jim Steele (The Arrival), Sean Lydiard (Office Uprising), and principally, Jeff Most who produced the 1994 release of Brandon Lee’s final film, The Crow.

via The Wrap:

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

Most added, “Rob is one of the great visionary action directors of our time. There’s no one better to deliver the visceral and resonant character of ‘Razor’ and her triumphant story of becoming a dark heroine to the big screen.” 

“I’m excited to be announcing ‘Razor’ as the debut project under this new venture with Lotus. I look forward to this being the first of many projects on which we collaborate in both film and television”, says Wells, the President and Founder of Number 11 Films. 

“‘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. 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” stated Jim Seibel co-chairman of Lotus Entertainment.