"The Darkness" Becomes A Feature

By Garth Franklin Monday July 9th 2012 04:44PM

Top Cow's successful comic and video game series "The Darkness" is coming to the big screen.

Collider reports that Regency is nearing a deal to obtain the film rights to the comic with Len Wiseman, David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman, David Manpearl and Matt Hawkins all attached as producers.

The story deals with a primordial force called "The Darkness" which has been at war with its equal and opposite, The Angelus, since creation. Taking root in male hosts and awakening on their 21st birthday, the power allows its host to create and control anything he desires including people.

The current wielder is a former mob hitman who develops a slight control over it and must wrestle to keep from wholly giving into the power.