Holly Brix, the scribe adapting supernatural hero comic “Magdalena” into a live action feature, tells MTV that the film will be a fusion of straight up action with a dash of “Da Vinci Code”-esque religious overtones.
“It’s definitely a supernatural action movie, so I think ‘DaVinci Code’ is a good reference as far as all the Catholicism in it. But in addition to that story, it’s also a really straightforward action movie… There’s not a lot of secret codes to unlock and that sort of thing” said Brix.
The story follows Patience (Jenna Dewan) a descendent of Mary Magdalene who fights demons and criminals and atheists using supernatural powers. Luke Goss also stars as her mentor Kristoff who will play a key part in the film.
“The movie’s never really been a female action movie, because of Kristof. It’s more of a two-hander. He’s a huge character in it. He’s definitely her mentor and fights right alongside her and teaches her everything she knows… .They go the whole movie together. He doesn’t drop out somewhere along the way… We’re definitely trying to set it apart from some of the other movies where they haven’t had that compelling male lead, too” says Brix.
Ryuhei Kitamura (“Midnight Meat Train”) helms the film but things are still early yet as according to Brix “we’re working out a deal so that I can start writing. We’re not at the beginning of the process, but we’re just going to script.” She does however expect things to move fast – “We’ll probably have a draft done within six weeks, and then hopefully we’ll get financing pretty quickly and can start setting a date for when we can shoot this.”
Much of the story will deal with the transfer of power to Patience after her mother’s reign as the Magdalena ends.