Scribe to pen the tale of vengeance.

It has been announced that actor/screenwriter David Hayter (‘Watchmen,’ ‘X-Men’) has been hired by Lakeshore Entertainment and Hopscotch Features to provide the screenplay for an adaptation of the graphic novel ‘The Sword.’

Created by Jonathan and Joshua Luna, ‘The Sword’ tells the story of Dara Brighton, a young paraplegic who leads an ordinary existence until her family is brutally murdered by a mysterious trio, possessed of god-like, supernatural abilities. Left for dead, Dara discovers an ancient sword belonging to her father that not only restores her ability to walk, but also grants her a constantly evolving array of spectacular physical powers. With her new weapon in hand, and two faithful friends at her side, Dara embarks on a journey to hunt down and destroy her family’s assassins.

Filming on the first installment of ‘The Sword’ is scheduled to begin early 2014.

Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi, and Skip Williamson of Lakeshore Entertainment, along with Hopscotch’s Andrew Mason and Troy Lum will produce.

“David has a proven track record of bringing the multifaceted, beloved characters of graphic novels to mainstream audiences and we’re excited that he’ll be joining us for ‘The Sword,’” said Lakeshore Entertainment Chairman and CEO Tom Rosenberg. “Lakeshore has a history of delivering large-scale genre films at a budget that enables our international independent distributors to participate, and ‘The Sword’ will provide that opportunity.”