Jenna Dewan to star as ‘Magdalena’
Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on July 22, 2009
Former X-Men artist, Image co-founder and Top Cow CEO Marc Silvestri seems to have found a new niche in Hollywood production. The “Wanted” executive producer will repeat that role on his company’s next movie adaptation “Magdalena” with newly announced director Ryûhei Kitamura.
Valhalla Motion Pictures and Platinum Studios signed Kitamura, who most recently directed Clive Barker’s “Midnight Meat Train.” Also new to the “Magdalena” team is “The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations” writer Holly Brix. Silverstri’s production team for the religious history-inspired action tale includes Gale Anne Hurd of “Terminator 2,” Platinum Studios head Scott Mitchell Rosenberg and Top Cow president Matt Hawkins, according to Variety.
The movie, slated to star Jenna Dewan and Luke Goss, follows Top Cow’s original title character, a descendant from Jesus Christ’s bloodline via Mary Magdalene. Endowed with the ability to look into human hearts and show evil-doers the errors of their ways, Magdalena uses her powers to protect the Roman Catholic Church.
Spun out of Top Cow’s long-running series “The Darkness,” “Magdalena” is one of the publisher’s oldest properties without its own ongoing title. If they can use it to replicate the success of “Wanted,” which grossed over $130 million domestically, it could be a property ripe for resurrection.