Top Cow Productions has made their name off of butt-kicking supernatural babe comics like Witchblade and Madame Mirage — but so far none of their “bad girl” characters have made it to the big screen. (Witchblade did inspire two TV series.) That’s about to change with The Incredible Hulk producer Gale Anne Hurd’s adaptation of Top Cow’s warrior nun series, The Magdalena. Combining demon-fighting and religious tropes, the movie is sure to be even more controversial than The Da Vinci Code .
The Magdalena are a lineage of female warriors — descended from the Virgin Mary–employed by the Catholic Church throughout history to battle demons, vampires, and other supernatural nasties. Patience, the current Magdalena, wields the all-powerful Spear of Destiny (the same one that pierced Christ), taking her orders from The Inquisition, a secret order of cardinals that raises and trains the Magdalena.
The film adaptation is being scripted by Kevin Taft ( Alone ), and stars newcomer Jenna Dewan ( Step Up ) as Patience. Right now, the movie is slated fpr 2010, which gives the Catholic Church plenty of time to get up in arms about it. To learn more, check out our photo gallery below. For more on The Magdalena, and other horror comics, visit ComicMonsters.comRead More