Magazine article Screen International

Lotus, Number 11 to Launch 'Razor' in Cannes

Magazine article Screen International

Lotus, Number 11 to Launch 'Razor' in Cannes

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Rob Cohen to direct, produce action tentpole.

Lotus Entertainment heads to the Croisette with worldwide rights to Rob Cohen comic-book adaptation Razor under a new deal with Number 11 Films.

Cohen, whose credits include XXX and The Fast And The Furious, wrote the screenplay and is producing the project with The Crow producer Jeff Most of Most Films

Number 11 Films is fully financing Razor, the first feature to go under a sales and financing pact with Bill Johnson and Jim Seibel's Lotus Entertainment.

The partnership will aim to produce and finance three to four films a year budgeted in the $5m-$40m range.

Razor is based on Everette Hartsoe's comic-book series about an avenging heroine who battles the man who destroyed her family.

"I have loved Razor since its first publication," Cohen said. "It has operatic themes, female empowerment, revenge, action, a love story, all shrouded in a delicious darkness that fits our time. …

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