Producer Gale Anne Hurd, who seemingly has a love for comic book adaptations after having produced two version of The Hulk and The Punisher for the big screen, has now teamed up with Platinum Studios to bring Top Cow’s comic The Magdalena to your local multiplex. In case you’re not familiar, The Magdalena concerns a descendant of Jesus and Mary Magdalene who is a soldier for a secret order of cardinals who fight evil in its many forms.
She has the ability to see into people’s hearts and give them a chance to redeem themselves. She also wields the Spear of Destiny, a spear that pierced Jesus’ side during the crucifiction, as a weapon against the forces of darkness. Versus, Midnight Meat Train and Godzilla: Final Wars director Ryuhei Kitamura has been tapped to take on the directing chores for the film.
Holly Brix, whos past credits include The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations and the upcoming The Lost Girls, is handling the writing duties. Jenna Dewan, of the recent Step Up and the supernatural thriller Tamara, will be playing The Magdalena and Luke Goss of Hellboy II and Blade II has also been cast in the film.
No word yet on other casting, the start of filming or a release date but when there is, we’ll bring it to you.