Virgin Comics has announce its original graphic novel Virulents will be turned into a feature film produced by New Regency Productions.
Set in the Bermuda triangle-like hills of the Hindu Kush after 9/11, Virulents follows a motley crew consisting of American and Indian soldiers who must join forces as they respectively rove the Afghani hills in search of a lost platoon and missing weapon of mass destruction. But rather than stumble upon the militants they are expecting to find, they encounter a demon-like menace unlike the world has ever seen and must re-think their strategy and figure out a way to survive this confounding and rapidly growing evil.
Mined from the rich regional lore of South Asia, Virulents is actually a re-invention of the Raktaveej myth, a demon that as legend says, reproduced clones from his blood every time he was wounded in battle.
“Virulents is an example of where we see India’s creativity going in the next decade and beyond. The fact that young creators can mine their ancestral vault of mythology, re-invent it, and get a major film studio like Fox excited to build a film franchise from it proves that Indian creators are amongst the world’s best and can think far beyond Bollywood” said Virgin Comics Chief Creative Officer, Gotham Chopra in a prepared press release.
Production will begin in 2008 with John Moore directing.
via Virgin Comics