Lakeshore Entertainment and Hopscotch Features have hired David Hayter to adapt graphic novel revenge tale The Sword. Lakeshore and Sierra/Affinity will handle international sales.

Jonathan and Joshua Luna created the property, a four-part story about a former paraplegic who is granted special powers and sets off to avenge the murder of her family.

Lakeshore and Hopscotch are eyeing a potential franchise and have earmarked start of production for early 2014. The partners previously collaborated on the upcoming January 2014 release I, Frankenstein staring Aaron Eckhart.

Lakeshore chairman and CEO Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi are producing The Sword with Skip Williamson and Hopscotch’s Andrew Mason. Hopscotch’s Troy Lum serves as executive producer. 

Hayter’s screenwriting credits include the upcoming Wolves as well as Watchmen, X2 and The Scorpion King.