Variety says that Mandalay Pictures has picked up film rights to Liquid Comics’ graphic novel “Ramayan 3392 AD” for Mark Canton to produce.
Liquid was spun off from Richard Branson’s Virgin Comics, which shuttered last month, and its executives are continuing to set up the company’s library of graphic novels as film, TV or game properties.
Sony Online Entertainment optioned “Ramayan,” first published in 2006, last year to turn the game into a massively multiplayer online role-playing title.
John Collee is adapting the comic book, based on an epic Hindu poem about the adventures of legendary blue-skinned warrior Prince Rama, who fights to rescue his wife from the demon king who kidnapped her.
Collee wrote Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, Happy Feet and the upcoming thriller Creation, with Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany.
Canton will produce with Mandalay Pictures, while Liquid exectuvies Gotham Chopra and Sharad Devarajan will executive produce the film with Atmosphere Entertainment.