Summit Entertainment has picked up the film rights to Kevin J. Walsh’s graphic novel “The Leaves” reports the trades.
Walsh will write the screenplay as an action thriller that revolves around a New York doctor who travels to Mumbai for a friend’s funeral.
He soon meets an Indian fortune-teller who identifies him as the man who will bring about the apocalypse. Anticipating that Customs might frown on that kind of declaration, the doctor goes on the run.
The film is the third in Virgin’s Asura Analogues, stories based on the Asura demons common in eastern Hindu and Buddhist mythology.