Mandeville Adapting “The Darkness” Comic

Disney-based Mandeville Films is teaming with publisher Top Cow to develop a film based on the comic “The Darkness” reports 24 Frames.

The graphic novels center on a mobster named Jackie Estacado who discovers he has inherited a murderous power known as “the darkness” that allows him to summon creatures from another realm.

Estacado must then find a way to tame the power while vanquishing his enemies within the crime family in which he operates.

The comic has sold 25 million copies around the world since its beginning in 1996, and it spawned a successful video game with a sequel coming out early next year.

Dimension Films previously attempted to adapt the property back in 2004 without success.