18/10/06
Kristanna Loken to make a killer 'Jane

Vancouver, B.C.SCI FI Channel has cast Kristanna Loken (Terminator 3, BloodRayne) in the title role of its new superhero actioner Painkiller Jane. Produced by Vancouver-based Insight Film Studios, in association with Starz Media and Kickstart Comics, production on 22 one-hour episodes will begin next month.

Based on the eponymous comic book created by Jimmy Palmiotti and Joe Quesada, Painkiller Jane is the story of Jane Vasko (Loken), a DEA agent who becomes involved with a covert government organization tasked with capturing genetically-enhanced super villains. During the course of her first investigation with the team, Jane becomes exposed to an experimental agent that renders her impervious to sickness and injury – but not pain. She develops superhuman abilities, healing from every injury and finding herself stronger than she had been before. Her miraculous new powers make her a target for those who will stop at nothing to discover their source. As Jane’s strength and pain continue to intensify, she races to turn the tables on her pursuers, and discover a way to save her own life.

Painkiller Jane is slated to premiere on SCI FI in Spring 2007, followed by a domestic broadcast weekly syndication window in Fall 2007. Starz Media will handle all non-North American distribution and licensing rights for the film. Additional casting is currently underway.

Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Insight Film Studios is Canada's largest independent production company. The company's award winning team of 70 full-time and 150 part-time associates produces a diverse production resume including feature films, dramatic television series, made-for-TV movies, as well as, documentary and lifestyle television. For further information on Insight Film Studios please visit www.insightfilm.com SCI FI Ch

annel is a television network where "what if" is what's on. SCI FI fuels the imagination of viewers with original series and events, blockbuster movies and classic science fiction and fantasy programming, as well as a dynamic Web site (www.scifi.com ) and magazine. Launched in 1992, and currently in 86 million homes, SCI FI Channel is a network of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies.

Starz Media, LLC, is a programming production and distribution company operating worldwide. It includes the Film Roman, Anchor Bay Entertainment, and Manga Entertainment brands. Its units create animated and live-action programming -- including theatrical films -- and programming created under contract for other media companies. It distributes that programming, and programming acquired from outside producers, through home video retailers, theaters, broadcasters, ad supported and premium television channels, and Internet and wireless video distributors in the US and internationally. Starz Media is an operating unit of Starz, LLC, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation that is attributed to Liberty Capital Group, www.starz.com.

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Anna Dupas, Publicist
Insight Film Studios
T: 604 623-3369 x 301
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