NEW DELHI: The Indian comic book series – The Sadhu – is now being converted into a Hollywood film with producer Mark Canton’s Atmosphere Entertainment teaming up with a Los Angeles-based entertainment company.
Canton will develop the live-action film Warrior: Revenge of The Sadhu — the journey of one man who barters his soul’s deliverance for his family’s honour based on Graphic India’s superhero comic book series.
A Graphic India spokesperson said the story centres on James Jenson, a British soldier whose family is brutally murdered by a corrupt superior officer in the Indian colony of Bengal in 1858. Jenson escapes in the remote forests of India where he seeks refuge with the mysterious Indian mystics - sadhus.
Graphic India co-founders are Sharad Deverajan and Gotham Chopra, son of the new-age author Deepak Chopra.
After years of being trained in their supernatural arts, Jenson must decide whether to use his newfound powers for inner peace and enlightenment as they are intended, or for justice against the people who murdered his family.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Graphic India also co-wrote the screenplay for Warrior: Revenge of The Sadhu based on a new mobile comic series on the character to be launched later this year across India.
Canton’s long list of blockbuster motion pictures include the film adaptation of Frank Miller’s graphic novel 300, The Immortals and the recently released 300: Rise of an Empire which opened March 7.
“In the same way Greek myths have captivated the imagination of audiences around the world, the screenplay by Gotham Chopra and Sharad Devarajan for ‘Warrior’ taps into the mystical traditions and mythologies of India through an accessible action-packed adventure that I am confident will make a spectacular blockbuster film and will mark the birth of a new franchise,” Canton said in a press release.
With 300 and Immortals, Mark Canton has produced some of the most successful films in Hollywood based on epic myths and legends.
“We are incredibly honoured that he will now be working with us to take the story of The Sadhu to the big screen,” Deverajan said.