Thursday, February 16, 2006

Gale Anne Hurd Has Faith In "The Magdalena" ...


Gale Anne Hurd, founder of Valhalla Motion Pictures continue to develop Top Cow's 'spiritually themed' comic book series "Magdalena" as a feature film.

Kevin Taft is writing the screenplay, focusing on a young woman named 'Patience' who discovers she is part of a lineage of female warriors descended from the biblical 'Mary Magdalene'.

The film's present-day action-adventure storyline is being compared to "The Da Vinci Code" by Dan Brown.

"'Magdalena' is exactly the kind of project we love," said Hurd.

"A strong female lead character, a story with rich mythology, and compelling characters ... The religious overtone adds a new dimension to the adventure story ..."

"Magdalena" the comic book series has been translated into 26 languages for 55 countries.