The GeeksverseHilary Swank Stars In Radical’s Shrapnel

Hilary Swank Stars In Radical’s Shrapnel
Published on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 by

Two time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank is attached to star in and produce the Radical Pictures’ property, Shrapnel. Shrapnel is based upon the Radical Publishing’s award winning comic book, written by Nick Sagan and M. Zachary Sherman, and Zombie Studios, Mark Long. The screenplay is being written by Toby Wagstaff. Radical Studios, Untitled Entertainment, and CAA packaged the project.

Hilary Swank to Produce and Star in Radical Pictures’ Shrapnel

July 20, 2011, Los Angeles, CA:
Radical Studios’ President Barry Levine and Sean Daniel of Sean Daniel Company will produce with Swank. Radical Executive Vice President Jesse Berger, Untitled Entertainment partner Jason Weinberg, and Mark Long will Executive Produce the film.

Set in the year 2250, Shrapnel tells the story of Sam, a former Solar Alliance Marine, who organizes a revolt on Venus along with the last free colonists in the galaxy against the oppressive government that formerly supported her military command.

“Hilary came to Radical excited to find a project with a strong female protagonist that could show off her abilities to do action films,” stated Radical Studios’ President, Barry Levine. “With Hilary being an actor’s actor, Shrapnel will give a whole new definition to that type of role.”

Hillary continued, “I am a fan of the work that Barry 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 role with many layers and depth that are rarely found in this genre. I am game for the challenge, and look forward to developing and collaborating with Barry.”

“Shrapnel takes core elements of classic westerns and brings them into a futuristic epic,” added Sean Daniel, the producer of the renowned western Tombstone and the blockbuster Mummy franchise. “We are excited to be working with Hilary to create a cutting edge heroine for a new generation.”

Shrapnel, is a transmedia property which was originally published as a graphic novel, and is now available as an iPhone and iPad game in Apple App Store. Zombie Studios is currently developing the property as multiplayer, free to play game set to be released in 2012.

About Radical Pictures
Radical Studios has several graphic novel to feature film adaptations in the works including; Oblivion with Tron Legacy director Joe Kosinski starring Tom Cruise at Universal Pictures with a July 19, 2013 release date, Hercules at MGM, Last Days of American Crime, being financed by IM Global and Reliance Pictures with F. Gary Gray directing, and Earp: Saints for Sinners at DreamWorks with Sam Raimi directing.

About Sean Daniel Company
The Sean Daniel Company is headed by producer Sean Daniel, a film industry veteran with over 30 years of experience as both a producer and studio executive whose films have grossed a combined total of more than $4 billion. Mr. Daniel served as Universal Pictures production president and has produced 27 films including The Mummy franchise, Tombstone, and Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused. The company has numerous projects in active development including Ripley’s Believe It Or Not at Paramount with Eric Roth writing.

About Hilary Swank
Hilary Swank is a two-time Academy Award® winner in the category of Best Actress. She won her first Oscar® for her portrayal of Brandon Teena in the 1999 drama Boys Don’t Cry. In 2005, Swank won her second Academy Award® for her starring role in Clint Eastwood’s Oscar-winning Best Picture Million Dollar Baby, opposite Eastwood and Morgan Freeman. That same year, she earned Golden Globe and SAG Award® nominations for the role of suffragette Alice Paul in the HBO movie Iron Jawed Angels. She will next be seen in New Line’s New Years Eve directed by Garry Marshall. Her producing credits include Something Borrowed, Conviction, Amelia, and Freedom Writers.

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