The Witchblade comic book franchise has been a best-seller for Top Cow, selling over 100 million copies worldwide since its debut in 1995.
Before the new 2009 movies debut, Witchblade was a TV movie in 2000, spawning a two season run on the TNT TV network. The comic book has been published in over 55 in at least 21 different languages. Witchblade also has run as an anime TV series in Japan, the highest rated U.S. originated anime.
Scott Mitchell Rosenberg of producer Platinum Studios said, “I believe that Witchblade’s fantastic origin, intriguing mystery and wonderful story should satisfy the core audience while giving all moviegoers an amazing ride.”
The TNT TV series featured a NYPD homicide detective Sara Pezzini, who finds and bonds with the Witchblade artifact - using it as a weapon and as a shield. Previous possessors included Cleopatra, queen of Egypt, and Joan of Arc, martyred leader of the Middle Ages French army.