Producer Lloyd Levin Takes on Mage

Watchmen and "Hellboy" films producer Lloyd Levin has acquired film rights to Matt Wagner’s comic book "Mage."

The story centers on Kevin Matchstick, an alienated young man who discovers he has superhuman abilities, gains a magic baseball bat and defeats the nefarious plans of a being called the Umbra Sprite.

"It has always been a favorite book of mine," Levin told Variety. "It’s one of the great untapped comic books from the ’80s renaissance that also spawned ‘Watchmen’ and ‘Batman: Dark Knight.’

Levin will finance development and production of Mage. He is producing with Andrew Cosby.