There's finally one name to tack onto that Witchbladepromotional poster. According to Variety, Michael Rymer is taking the director's chair. He'll also be co-producing, alongside Arclight, Platinum Studios, Havenwood Media, and Top Cow.

If you're a fan of Sci-Fi's Battlestar Galactica, you undoubtedly recognize the name, as he's directed 20 episodes and is filming the series finale. His last feature film was the widely panned The Queen of the Damned, but we won't hold it against him.

Rymer will be fresh off all those tough Battlestar chicks, so Witchblade seems like a good fit for him. Will he be the director to break the Top Cow trend and give poor Sara Pezzini some pants and a nice top? Even if you wield the power of the Witchblade, it seems very dangerous to be running around in your bare skin and bits of armor. The girls of Battlestar Galactica know this and dress sensibly. Here's hoping Rymer takes a page from their costume designer.

The big question still remains: Who will tackle the lead role? Filming is reportedly set to begin in September, so they need to get casting. I'm expecting a total unknown, but with comic books being such hot properties, who knows what actress could be inspired to wield supernatural powers?

I say this with just about every comic book movie that gets green-lit -- but I am always surprised at which characters kick into super high gear while others languish. Are we actually going to see a few Top Cow movies before DC and Warner Bros. get some other character franchises going?
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