In a bid to build a new franchise akin to its Underworld series, Lakeshore Entertainment has secured rights to Jonathan and Joshua Luna’s graphic novel, The Sword. The female-led revenge story is divided into four volumes and the first installment is expected to go into production this year with Lakeshore’s Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi producing.

Story follows a young paraplegic who leads an ordinary existence until her family is brutally murdered by a mysterious trio. Escaping from the assassins, she discovers a sword that restores her ability to walk and grants her physical powers. With her new weapon she sets out on a journey of brutal retribution. The Luna Brothers are known for their penchant for female protagonists including Spider-Woman, Ultra Girls and The Sword. They and the graphic novel rights to The Sword are repped by CAA.