The Scribbler (2014) is an American sci-fi/action/thriller film directed by John Suits. Screenplay by Dan Schaffer. Based on Dan Schaffer’s graphic novel. Starring Katie Cassidy, Garret Dillahunt, Michelle Trachtenberg, Michael Imperioli, Gina Gershon, Sahsa Grey, Kunal Nayyar, Ashlynn Yennie; with Eliza Dushku and Billy Campbell.
Katie Cassidy (Arrow) stars as Suki, a young woman confronting her destructive mental illness using “The Siamese Burn,” an experimental machine designed to eliminate multiple personalities. The closer Suki comes to being “cured,” she’s haunted by a thought… what if the last unwanted identity turns out to be her?
Combining science fiction elements with ass-kicking action from a cast of stunning and talented actresses, The Scribbler captures the mind-bending, anarchistic spirit of Dan Schaffer’s graphic novel and brings it thrillingly to the screen.
Rated R. 90 minutes. Watch the official trailer here …
My thoughts… The Scribbler is a dark and mind-bending cinematic superhero origin story! The original 2006 graphic novel written and illustrated by Dan Schaffer isn’t from DC or Marvel Comics [it was published by Image Comics] yet it delivers a fantastically fresh twist on the superhero genre which is translated wonderfully well in the film adaptation! However, I’m a little biased since Schaffer’s Dogwitch is one of my all-time favorite comic book series! I would kill to see a film adaptation of Dogwitch especially after seeing main villain Alice/Veronica (Michelle Trachtenberg) in The Scibbler – she looks like Violet Grimm’s sister Blue!