Back in November we reported on a full CGI animated adaptation of the video game Heavenly Sword. We even showed you a trailer to prove it. Now we’ve got another trailer to continue proving the film’s existence, and from the looks of it, the movie will be retaining the game’s blood-letting and stylized fight sequences.
Along with looking a whole lot like the game it’s based on, the film will apparently follow the game’s plot. If that’s indeed true – and based on the trailers, it seems to be – then this plot summary from the game developer Ninja Theory’s website should match the film:
Heavenly Sword follows the story of Nariko, a doomed heroine out to avenge her people, a warrior clan almost destroyed by the tyrant King Bohan. Had Nariko been born male, she would have fulfilled the prophecy that a Heavenly warrior would lead the clan to a glorious future. Nonetheless, Shen, her father, raised her to know the skills of warfare, imparting to her the arts and mindset of the warrior.
When her father is captured by Bohan, Nariko is left with only one choice – to take up the Heavenly Sword.
Nariko will be played by Anna Torv, and Bohan by Alfred Molina. Thomas Jane will voice a character exclusive to the film named Loki.