There are few film makers I have more disdain for than Brett Ratner. The man is toxic. He’s a fucking blight. Somehow he went from directing the decently funny Rush Hour to a career made up of horrible films and hideously botched adaptations and sequels. Next on his list is the Femme Fatales Comics series The Unknowns, which he’s recently acquired the rights to.
The Unknowns was developed by Mark A. Altman, Steve Kriozere and model/actress Monica Olsen. Olsen, pictured in the header, serves as the for the main character, a former covert operative who loses her memory and learns that she was once a deadly assassin and leader of a team called, you guessed it, The Unknowns. Here’s the official synopsis, via Slashfilm:
What is Known… Created under a still classified executive order from Richard Nixon, the original Unknowns were designed to support the war effort in Vietnam. The program was eventually disbanded under President Jimmy Carter and that was the end of the story. Or was it?
What is Unknown…
They are outsiders and except for a small group of people, no one knows of their existence. But one of the world’s best kept secrets is about to be exposed when one of their own, left for dead, returns to seek out the secret of her own identity.
Meet the beautiful, but deadly ALEXIS DAVENPORT (starring Monica Olsen as Alexis)as she discovers that nothing is what it appears to be and that she is at the heart of a global conspiracy which will shake the foundations of everything you think you know.
Sooo…. a beautiful woman with amnesia learns that she’s a former government operative who was left for dead, and sets about finding out the truth. Hmmm… why does this sound familiar?
Bite my crank, Ratner.