Radical Pictures is preparing to bring Nick Sagan and Mark Long's comic Shrapnel to the silver screen and they believe they have the actress to lead it. Variety reports by way of SDCC that the Oscar-winning star Hilary Swank to star and produce in the adaptation of the futuristic tale set on another world. Toby Wagstaff will script out the story for the sci-fi film while Radical president Barry Levine will produce with Swank and Sean Daniel (The Mummy). Radical's VP Jesse Berger will executive produce with Untitled Entertainment partner Jason Weinberg and Long.
"Hilary came to Radical excited to find a project with a strong female protagonist that could show off her abilities to do action films," said Levine. "With Hilary being an actor's actor, 'Shrapnel' will give a whole new definition to that type of role."
Swank added: "I am a fan of the work that Barry Levine and Radical Pictures are doing in the comic and action arena. 'Shrapnel' and specifically the character of Sam offer me the opportunity to dive into an exciting character with many layers and depth that are rarely found in this genre."
"'Shrapnel' takes core elements of classic Westerns and brings them into a futuristic epic. We are excited to be working with Hilary to create a cutting edge heroine for a new generation," said Daniel.
Plot Concept: The story takes place in the year 2250 and follows a former Solar Alliance Marine (Swank), who spearheads an uprising on Venus, the last free colony, against an oppressive solar government in order to fight for the freedom of her people.