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Witchblade Site Up

Published at: Aug. 1, 2000, 12:11 a.m. CST by staff

El Cosmico here, there's a site up for the upcoming TNT television movie, Witchblade, starring Yancy Butler (Mann and Machine, Hard Target).

The look isn't quite as, well, revealing as the comic book...so, why not check out the site and tell everyone what you think?

Go check out http://www.witchblade.com/

-El Cosmico

elcosmico@aintitcool.com

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  • Aug. 1, 2000, 1:04 a.m. CST

    Yancy Butler just isn't hot enough, sorry!

    by Psyclops

    She isn't exactly the picture perfect image of the character in Witchblade. I do remember her from movie like Hard Target, and she did that little stint on the short live TV series (I think it was called...Brooklyn South??) where she played a cop. She's not that great of an actress, but I guess you can't really win when this shit goes directly to cable. 'Nuff said.

  • Aug. 1, 2000, 1:28 a.m. CST

    Highlander: The Witchblade Chronicles

    by Whosyourdaddy

    Where is all the cool twisty-metal looking armor witchblade usually wears? Could be cool, but I really don't dig women in midevil armor...sorry...

  • Aug. 1, 2000, 2:58 a.m. CST

    Witchblade...why?

    by Tracheotomy Man

    So why exactly is this movie being made? I mean, hell, Witchblade was decent for about two issues, and then it went absolutely nowhere. The art wasn't even any good. If it wasn't for the fucking awesome coloring job that them Image guys can have done on their books, 99% of the bullshit they print would look even more amateurish. Well, at least witchblade comes out on a semi-regular schedule so that the fanboys who aren't evolved enough to know that the book is a steaming pile of shit can enjoy it on an almost regular basis. and no matter how bad Witchblade sucks, it'll always be a thousand times the book that Fathom is...Which probably means absolutely nothing...

  • Aug. 1, 2000, 5:52 a.m. CST

    Oooh Man! You are sooooo *not* saying that Yancy Butler isn't ho

    by Alien Gonzales

    How can you say she's a bad actress when she's the *only* good thing about "Brooklyn South"? Umm... okay so *that's* not saying much but, she is still a fine actress who *is* heinously underused. And in my opinion, underhumped. Well, at least 'till we *actually* meet. (I'm going *through* a Chandler thing this week)

  • Aug. 1, 2000, 6:03 a.m. CST

    Hate to play Devil's Advocate, but Psyclops is somewhat right.

    by Pippin's Diamond

    I know only an absolute moron would think there are actually women out there who are the picture perfect image of Sara Pezzini, but Yancy Butler actually is not hot enough. I know this because I know of a woman who resembled Sara a hell of a lot more than Yancy last time I saw her. Her name is Bibi Gaytan. Sadly, she got pregnant and married several years ago, and I haven't seen her on TV ever since.

  • Aug. 1, 2000, 7:03 a.m. CST

    Witchblade...

    by The JTB

    Honestly, could they have made this any crappier?

  • Aug. 1, 2000, 10:28 a.m. CST

    Re: Yancy isn't *HOT* enough?

    by rkhalloran

    Someone's been reading too many indie titles. As Steve Dallas put it so succinctly at the end of Bloom County, "These chicks all look like Dolly Parton in zero-G!"

  • Aug. 1, 2000, 10:53 a.m. CST

    Matrix fight scenes

    by darqleo

    *sarcasm* Great...more Matrix like fight scenes. Yeah I know that The Matrix wasn't wholly original, but at least they were the first to actually think it would be cool to put anime to live action in the U.S., and now every frickin' genre movie that comes out needs to have pseudo "bullet-time" scenes. Oh yeah, and since the days of BLADE & MATRIX, everyone needs to have frickin' techno/drum&bass music going for them too. What's up with that?

  • Aug. 1, 2000, 11:06 a.m. CST

    Correct me if I'm wrong...(no fear)

    by MrToade

    This appears to be just another slip-shod attempt to force some viewership out of the hopeful masses. It looks (by design anyway) that no one really knows what they want to do with it. The armor is sort of silly, especially when you consider any given polymer alternative could have been molded to specs. It would be cheaper as well. Kinda gets old knowing the suits are just sitting there thinking, "It doesn't matter. Just put something out there. Some schmuck will watch it. We'll get advertisers for a while, at least".

  • Aug. 1, 2000, 12:09 p.m. CST

    No, she's hot....just doesnt seems like the type for Sara Pezzin

    by XTheCrovvX

    I guess we'll all see when the show comes on how well this works, right? Because unlike the movies recently, unless it's animated, TV still has a curse upon comic book adaptations...(The Generation X movie! The Crow series!! The Spider-Man Live action series!!! ARRGH!!!) Revolution is my name...

  • Aug. 1, 2000, 4:29 p.m. CST

    comic book adaption curse?

    by Tracheotomy Man

    Yeah, right. Then how do you explain David Hasslehoff as Nick Fury in that FOX Movie Of The Week? Oh wait, that movie sucked. Guess there is a curse after all. Carry on...

  • Aug. 1, 2000, 6:16 p.m. CST

    The face is all wrong

    by Surly Duck

    This is the only actress they could find for the part? She doesn't have the face for it, the eyes are too wide, forehead too big, just not cute enough. Not a big Yancy Butler fan.

  • Aug. 1, 2000, 10:18 p.m. CST

    Arghh...Put her back in. She's not done!

    by Krang

    If the woman everyone is talking about is the stupid person from Hard Target(the lady who hires Van-Damme), then there is no question. She looks like a man and has huge eyebrows. In a sentence - she's dog ugly. There ya go, that should keep everyone happy.

  • Aug. 1, 2000, 10:55 p.m. CST

    Witchblade actually has a story . . .?

    by Lord Shell

    I always thought it was just an excuse for Image Fanboy/Artists to draw a barely clothed female. Will wonders never cease?

  • Aug. 1, 2000, 11:19 p.m. CST

    Lord Shell: Of course there's a story...

    by Tracheotomy Man

    It's just not a very good one. And you'd think that if they were going to draw mostly nekkid women in their books that they would at least hire artists with some sort of talent. Jeez...

  • Aug. 2, 2000, 12:06 a.m. CST

    What have I done!!!

    by Psyclops

    Jesus, didn't mean to stir up a controversy! I have nothing against Yancy Butler, but I just didn't see any of the Witchblade character look in her, that's all. I guess it was an ignorant thing to say...because I've never even READ the comic. I know, you're all screaming out loud: "Then what the hell did you say that for, asshole!!"--Well, I thought the talkbacks were kind of empty and I typed down the first thing that popped in my head. Stupid, Stupid Ignorant Fool!! Anyway, in response to those 'fanboy' comments. Can somebody define a fanboy for me? Because the first time I heard that term used was actually on this site... skimming through the X-MEN posts. I was under the impression that fanboys were comic book lovers, or people that are 'fans' of one specific genre. I don't read comics, I just love movies. Although I am familiar with many of the Marvel and D.C. comic characters, I am also familiar with the Star Trek, X-Files, and Star Wars characters--mostly because I have a tendency to retain useless information about characters,names, and plots of every comic, movie, or televison show I've happened to come across in my 21 years. Oh, and by the way, I've never gone bowling.

  • Aug. 2, 2000, 1:29 a.m. CST

    Definition of a "FanBoy"...

    by Alien Gonzales

    ... A "FanBoy" is just like a "LazeeBoy" (Tm), With built in air-conditioning. This feature has neccessitated by the "ButtSweat"(Tm),factor. This is a side effect of hyper-utilisation of the ass-parking device. "Ahhh! Don't you just love that patented breeze?"

  • Aug. 2, 2000, 4:52 a.m. CST

    I have just joined the 'real' world...

    by Psyclops

    ...and this world is scary! I'm going to run back into YOUR mothers basement now!

  • Aug. 2, 2000, 7:10 a.m. CST

    This type of thing makes me happy I don't get Cable TV

    by angry

    This looks very bad... I'm happy I won't ever get to watch it... And what's up with the big ol' suit of armor anyway? For fuck's sakes, we wanna see skin godammit!

  • The makers of this shit, claim that the original costume wouldn't translate to live action.They added , that its not about the Witchblade body suit..and a girl running round nearly naked.Theyre going to make a *serious police drama* .Yeah right.Why buy the rights to a comic that relies entirely on its heroine running round , showing as much ass as possible , {in a cool bio-mechanoid suit}..and then turn it into a police drama!Is it going to be N.Y.P.D Blues..with a funny gauntlet.Theyve made no attempt at translating even the witchblade glove itself.What theyre using on this show , appears to be something left over from Excaliber!Theres no hint that its a supernatural thing.As for the body suit,in the third of the Lexx pilot movies a female character called "wist" wears a costume that could easily pass as a Witchblade outfit{It was some sort of sculted rubber , with loads of little holes in , given a slightly metallic finish}So theres no reason it couldn't have been done.They dont give a shit.I'm fed up with comic adaptions , having their costumes fucked about with , when translated to film and tv.Most of the changes , seem done for the sake of it.The producers seem to have a strange contempt for the comics fans , saying "Only the fans will notice".Who the fuck else do they think is going to watch the stuff in the first place!They seem to believe that theres some mythical audience out there..{that isnt the characters fan base.}.that will be tuning in each week.The case in point is Spidermans web shooters.{Changing the entire concept , to him spraying peaple with his body fluids, is just horrible.}Why dont they just try hard to translate the comic to the film'tv.It aint that difficult.Not making fucking pointless changes for no reason ,is a good start!

  • Aug. 2, 2000, 12:54 p.m. CST

    Jack's How to Be a Fucking Asshole: Rule #1...

    by IAmJacksUserID

    Post nothing original or productive to the topic and instead insult or belittle the opinions of others. Abuse, abuse, ABUSE the inherent, silent code of respect that's SUPPOSED to be present on this forum. (For additional research on RULE #1, please read every single scathing post by John Q. Hull on AICN. Stay tuned for additional rules from Jack's "How to be a Fucking Asshole"!!!)

  • Aug. 2, 2000, 2:35 p.m. CST

    I know it's nitpicky, but this is getting on my nerves!

    by Sgt. Bilko

    It's adAPtation, not 'adaption' fer cryin' out loud!

  • Aug. 2, 2000, 4:30 p.m. CST

    Hmmmm....dunno....

    by foreverguardian

    Okay, just saw the trailer. I haven't read the other talkback posts yet but I want to get this off my chest; The trailer looked okay, the voiceover was f**king annoying, Yancy looked great as Sara, but the suit... ah... well... it sucked, basically. I know they couldn't go overboard with the fx but sheesh... And the Matrix rip off shots? *sigh* I think this will be another case of wasted potential. She should have been granted the big screen treatment.

  • Aug. 2, 2000, 4:35 p.m. CST

    The mantle is now handed to Top Cow

    by Blue Devil

    Now that it looks like Marvel is getting it's act together, it seems Top Cow is assuming the title of "Comic Book Company with the Worst Movies". Good Lord, imagine what they'd do to Fathom- Roseanne Barr in a fish suit.

  • Aug. 2, 2000, 5:01 p.m. CST

    The villain sucks. That's my first impression.

    by superninja

    He seems to like taking people by surprise by shooting them in the head. Still, I like Yancy Butler. I also like that she's not half-naked like the comic book character, but she does carry through on her strength. It looks good.

  • Aug. 2, 2000, 5:03 p.m. CST

    Please stop...

    by Psyclops

    ...No more fanning the flames. C'mon, lets all grow up and see what happens. Fanboy or not, some people will like this and some people will hate it. Plain and simple, no one...NO ONE...will EVER be completely on the same page as everybody else.

  • Aug. 2, 2000, 6:12 p.m. CST

    Text book example.

    by Horus

    Steady on there , John Q. Hull.My post, only becomes a text book example of your Rule No1 , if I start "gushing like a three year old" about , this show ..once I've seen it.Somehow.. I don't see that happening!The show may turn out ok..but the costume ,isn't going to suck any less, than in the clips and photos seen so far.And it ain't going to look any closer to the comic.

  • Aug. 3, 2000, 3:59 p.m. CST

    Looks...well like crap

    by Sobewankinobi

    So it has all the over used Matrix effects and looks nothing like the character, wow it will be rad! Sorry, it's just a trailer but come on, it looks nothing like it, nothing.

  • Aug. 8, 2000, 10:28 a.m. CST

    TNT has a site too

    by Mr_Sardonicus

    It's at www.tntwitchblade.com. I think you need Flash to see it.

  • Aug. 10, 2000, 2:09 a.m. CST

    Response to Psyclops

    by freed

    With all due respect, you wouldn't recognize acting talent if it bit you in the face (nor beauty for that matter).

  • Aug. 10, 2000, 2:20 a.m. CST

    Response to Krang

    by freed

    You clearly need to get your eyes AND your head examined, troll. Saying that you have no taste is way too nice to an idiot like you.

  • Aug. 10, 2000, 2:23 a.m. CST

    Response to Pippin's Diamond

    by freed

    You're right that Yancy Butler doesn't look that much like Sara. She does look a LOT better and those promo pics that try to make her look like the comic book Sara don't do her justice.

  • Aug. 10, 2000, 2:25 a.m. CST

    Response to darqleo

    by freed

    I agree that the whole bullet-time thing cheapens the whole project. Frankly, beyond Yancy, the scenes where she has visions and the few dramatic scenes, the rest of the movie looks very underwhelming.

  • Aug. 10, 2000, 2:28 a.m. CST

    Response to Surly Duck

    by freed

    Maybe you should consider that Barbie dolls are not the beauty ideal of normal men.