New Line Has an Agressively Female "Rhythm Section"

by | July 26, 2005 | Comments

Described as a "female Bourne Identity," "The Rhythm Section" is soon to come pouring out of New Line, says Variety. Based on the first in a series of novels by Mark Burnell, "Section" looks to be a potential action franchise in the making.

The story opens with " the heroine working as a Soho prostitute, having fallen into drugs and drink after the death of her family in an aircrash. When she discovers that the crash was no accident, but an act of terrorism, she is jolted out of her downward spiral and recruited by a shadowy branch of the intelligence services to track down the killers. But her quest for revenge also becomes a way to rediscover her own humanity."

Mr Burnell has been contracted to adapt his novel into screenplay form, and New Line VP Mark Ordesky couldn’t be happier with the arrangement: ""What’s exciting is not just launching this franchise, but also the talent discovery of Mark Burnell … We really feel he’s someone who’s doing to develop into something quite extraordinary."