Voltage Films, Valhalla Motion Pictures and publisher Humanoids are teaming to adapt the graphic novel “Sebastian X” as a movie with Martin Campbell (“Casino Royale”) directing.
Voltage’s Nicolas Chartier and Craig J. Flores will produce alongside Valhalla’s Gale Anne Hurd and Humanoids’ Pierre Spengler and Fabrice Giger.
“Deja Vu” screenwriter Bill Marsilii has been tapped to the write the screenplay. The graphic novel by Michelangelo La Neve centers on an elite cop who, after a near-fatal injury, is implanted with the memories of the world’s most notorious terrorist — Sebastian X — in order to infiltrate his group before their next attack.
Dominic Rustam and Babacar Diene are overseeing the project on behalf of Voltage with Phillip Kobylanski overseeing on the Valhalla side. Matthew Miller, Jason Miller and Bobby Sabelhaus are executive producing.
Voltage Pictures will handle worldwide distribution.
Voltage Films is finishing post-production on “Fathers and Daughters,” directed by Gabriele Muccino and starring Russell Crowe and Amanda Seyfried. The company recently wrapped production on its Nicolas Cage thriller “Pay the Ghost,” helmed by Uli Edel.
Campbell’s credits include “Edge of Darkness” and “Green Lantern.”
Valhalla is best known as home to AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” now in its fifth season, and its series “Hunters,” based on the Whitley Strieber novel “Alien Hunter,” has received a 13-episode order from SyFy. On the film side, Valhalla and Hurd have announced “Shipkiller,” based on the Justin Scott novel of the same name, and a live-action adaptation of the anime property “Gaiking” with Toei and ANEW.
Hurd’s credits include the Terminator trilogy. Chartier won a best picture Oscar for “The Hurt Locker” and was a key financier on “Dallas Buyers Club.” Flores’ credits include “Fathers and Daughters” and “Immortals.”
Campbell is repped by CAA. Marsilii is repped by ICM Partners.