Cinematic Superheroines: Monica Olsen's “The Unknowns” Heading for Big Screen

Brett Ratner has bought the film rights to the comic book about an elite band of killers.

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Brett Ratner has bought the film rights to the comic book The Unknowns, about Alexis Davenport, a woman who one day realizes she was the leader of an elite squad of killers. The comic was created by Mark A. Altman (DOA: Dead Or Alive), Steve Kriozere (NCIS) and Monica Olsen, above, who also served as the model for Alexis.
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Briton Alice Eve, star of She's Out of My League and Sex and The City 2 will star in the upcoming film X-Men: First Class as Emma Frost.
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Joining Eve in X-Men: First Class will be Winter's Bone star Jennifer Lawrence, who is taking over the role of the shape-shifter Mystique, previously played by Rebbecca Romijn.
Emma Frost was previously portrayed by Tahyna Tozzi 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine alongside Lynn Collins as Silverfox. When Frost first appeared on the X-Men's scene, she was known as the White Queen and was among their most dangerous foes.
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Jaimie Alexander will play the Asgardian warrior Sif and compete with Natalie Portman for the Norse god of Thunder's affections in 2011's Thor
Scarlett Johansson made her first appearance as Black Widow in this years Iron Man 2 and will be back next year for more action in Captain America: The First Avenger.
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Carla Gugino starred as Sally Jupiter, the original Silk Specter in Watchmen, while her daughter was played by...
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Malin Akerman, who played Laurie Jupiter, the woman who took up her mother's mantle as the Silk Spectre.
Charlize Theron starred in Hancock alongside Will Smith and Jason Bateman, as Mary Embrey, a super-powered immortal who tries to leave her past behind and live a quiet anonymous life in the suburbs.
Ellen Page joined the ranks of the X-Men for The Last Stand in 2006, a serious letdown following the first two films of the series, but her career has recovered nicely.
Uma Thurman played G-Girl, a who developed powers after being exposed to a meteorite as a teenager, in My Super Ex-Girlfriend. It was not a terribly good film.
Before spinning off into her own feature, 2005's Elektra, Jennifer Garner played the part opposite future husband Ben Affleck in Daredevil. Both heroes could use a reboot.
Halle Berry parlayed her Oscar-winning performance in Monster's Ball into a the Golden Raspberry-winning title role in Catwoman. To her credit, Berry excepted her award in person, saying "First of all, I want to thank Warner Brothers. Thank you for putting me in a piece of s***, God-awful movie . . . It was just what my career needed."
Peta Wilson was a member of The League of Extraordinary Gentleman, playing the chemist and immortal vampire Mina Harker.
The superhero movie took a great leap forward artisitcally and commerically in 2000 with the release of X-Men, which starred Anna Paquin as Rogue, Halle Berry as Sotrm and Famke Janssen and Jean Grey.
Alicia Silverstone had some mighty big shoes to fill as Batgirl in Batman & Robin, a film so bad that it paved the way for Chris Nolan to reboot the franchise.
Helen Slater starred in Supergirl, an ill-fated attempt to attract women to the theater. It would be more than a decade before another female superhero would hit the silver screen.
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