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Valhalla, Platinum sign Kitamura, Brix

Duo to take on 'Magdalena' film

Gale Anne Hurd’s Valhalla Motion Pictures and Platinum Studios have signed Ryuhei Kitamura (“Midnight Meat Train”) to direct and Holly Brix to write “Magdalena,” based on Top Cow’s comicbook character.

Hurd and Platinum Studios topped Scott Mitchell Rosenberg will produce. Top Cow CEO Marc Silvestri (“Witchblade,” “Darkness”) will exec produce with Randy Greenberg, while Top Cow prexy Matt Hawkins co-produces.

Jenna Dewan (“Step Up”) and Luke Goss are currently attached to star.

The Magdelena character, which first appeared in 1998, is a descendant of Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene. She has the ability to see into the human heart to give people a choice to redeem their sins. Top Cow’s series “Wanted” served as the basis for last year’s Universal release, starring James McAvoy and Angelina Jolie.

Kitamura has directed numerous Japanese films including “Godzilla: Final Wars,” “Love Death,” “Sky High” and “Azumi.” Brix penned “The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations,” “The Lost Girls” and “Mile Zero.”

Hurd most recently produced “The Incredible Hulk” and “Punisher: War Zone.” Platinum is developing “Cowboys and Aliens,” “The Witchblade” and “Atlantis Rising.”

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