THE MAGDALENA Comic to Be Adapted into a Film

by Joey Paur

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Another comic book film has been announced, expect a lot of these the next couple of days. Producer Gale Anne Hurd and her production company Valhalla Motion Pictures is going to adapt the Top Cow comic book  and graphic novel, The Magdalena, for the big screen.

Hurd has produced a couple other comic book films that I know you have heard of such as The Incredible Hulk, and The Punisher. She has also produced a ton other fan favorites like, The Terminator films and Aliens. She is teaming up with Platinum Studios,  and Top Cow Productions to help bring this comic to life.

They have hired Ryuhei Kitamura to direct the movie, he most recently directed The Midnight Meat Train.Holly Brix has been brought on baord to write the script.

Here is a little background on the comic book for you.

After the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ, Mary Magdalene, reputed to be his wife, gave birth to a daughter, Sarah. From this child is descended the holy lineage of the Magdalena, a royal bloodline that passes great power and great honor from mother to daughter. The Magdelena serves as the warrior and protector of the Catholic Church.

The Magdalena has the ability to see into the human heart, to show people the error of their ways and give them the choice to redeem their sins. There is only one in a generation, and she alone stands and takes arms against the evils of the world. Apart from the powers she is born with, the Magdalena wields the Spear of Destiny, the spear that pierced the side of Christ, as a holy and formidable weapon against the twisted and the evil.

Since the Middle Ages, the Roman Catholic Church has been the Magdalena's employer. They raise her from childhood and train her until she is ready to take hold of her destiny. It is the Inquisition, a secretive and mystical but powerful council of cardinals, that oversees the Magdalena's activities and chooses her missions.

Sounds pretty interesting. It's like the Da Vinci Code Part 2, The Magdalena Strikes Back. Top Cow CEO Marc Silvestri say's:

“Magdalena is a very complex but visually stunning world and we believe that Kitamura and Brix are the right talents to bring this to life”

What are your thoughts on bringing this story to life as a live-action film?



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