Magdalena Movie Makes Progress

The feature film based on Top Cow's religious adventure comic gets a screenwriter.
Kevin Taft (New Line's Alone) will write the Magdalena movie for producers Scott Mitchell Rosenberg and Gale Anne Hurd of Valhalla Motion Pictures.

The Top Cow character, Patience, is part of a line of female warriors descended from Mary Magdalene who fight supernatural evil.

"Magdalena is exactly the kind of project we love: a strong female lead character, a story with rich mythology, and compelling characters," Hurd said. "The religious overtone adds a new dimension to the adventure story, while Kevin Taft's terrific storyline still deals with realistic, contemporary issues in an entertaining and relatable way."

"Magdalena is one of the most popular characters from the Top Cow library we have been introducing to the industry," Rosenberg said. "The character, which is already available also as toys, has tremendous potential to cross over onto online, interactive games and other merchandising.

"Platinum Studios is very excited to be working with Gale and Valhalla on this project, because Gale has always excelled at presenting strong female characters, from Aeon Flux back to Terminator, which was not only a seminal action movie, but also a compelling female-empowerment story."

Comic creator and Top Cow Productions CEO Marc Silvestri will also executive produce. "The need for faith in any form is what Magdalena is about," said Silvestri. "Patience's journey is, ultimately, about having faith in something -- God, a loved one, or the human condition and the need to believe in something that is greater than ourselves."
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