I do not know if you guys are familiar with the comic book series 'Painkiller Jane,' which was created by Jimmy Palmiotti and the current editor in chief of Marvel Comics, Joe Quesada back in 1995; but the character saw some success on television in the form of a made for TV film in December 2005, and again in her own mini series in April of 2007 which lasted only one season. It seems that Jane Vasco, also known as 'Painkiller Jane,' will soon again be revived to the screen. MTV reported that Jane's creator Jimmy Palmiotti has announced that his character will once again have the opportunity to shine on screen.
"The good thing is that I will be involved a hell of a lot more than last time," he said about the development of the new "Jane" film. "We had that two hour movie on SyFy and I was somewhat involved, then we did the series and I got to write one and I was involved a little bit more. But this time, I'm actually writing the screenplay."
This is good news for everyone involved, I think. With Palmiotti more heavily involved in the character development and screenwriting, one can bet the the characterization of 'Painkiller Jane' this time around will be more closely aligned to the original comic book series than ever before.
While Palmiotti indicated that he was not crazy about the portrayal of his 'Painkiller Jane' in the short lived television series, he did mention that he became very close friends with the lead actress that played the role of the self-healing vigilante, Kristanna Loken, and would consider casting her in his film version in a heartbeat.
"The best thing I got out of doing the 'Jane' show with SyFy is that I became very good friends with Kristanna Loken," he revealed. "I would use her again in a heartbeat, but it would be with a different story."
Rest assured comic fans, for this is one adaptation that is likely to stay true to the original story line. Are you a fan of Quesada and Palmiotti's 'Painkiller Jane' series? If so are you looking forward to watching her story develop into a film?