The fantasy/epic graphic novel series “DevaShard” is slicing its way to the silver screen.
Vanquish Motion Pictures and its toppers Jay Douglas and Nav Gupta won out a long and fierce bidding war that ignited after Hong Kong-based Fluid Comics debuted the novel at San Diego’s Comic-Con.
Moving quickly on the property, Douglas and Gupta will produce and co-write the script with pen pal Heather Kenealy, from a screen treatment by Kevin Grevioux, co-creator of the “Underworld” franchise, who has just been tapped to adapt the 25 issue book, as well as exec produce.
The epic tale of “DevaShard,” inspired by Asian mythology and crafted by Fluid Comic’s Zen, Keith Burns and Johnny Tam, centers on two forsaken sons, one born of darkness, the other of light, struggling to find their place in a grim world riddled with corrupt kingdoms, cursed demons and terrifying magic. The “DevaShard” series is published by Fluid Comics seniors Simon Squibb and Helen Griffiths and has been met with rave reviews since its Asia release.
“The densely diverse world and characters which DevaShard possesses is just too damn cool not to be seen on screen,” said Douglas.
“Not only is the cover art by Frank Cho and Simon Bisley amazing, but the book’s stylized visuals and east-meets-west flare are seriously insane,” Gupta added.
Currently, Douglas and Gupta are also producing the globe-trotting video game adventure franchise “Broken Sword” with Radar Pictures while Grevioux is hot off setting up his own comic book creations, “The Pale Horseman” and “I, Frankenstein.”
Source: Vanquish Motion Pictures