Summit Entertainment has acquired the film rights to Virgin Comics’ one-shot The Leaves, by Kevin J. Walsh and Ashwin Chikerur.
Walsh will write the screenplay.
The comic, released earlier this month, centers on New York surgeon Max Mellick, who travels to Bombay to attend a friend’s funeral. There, a fortuneteller informs him he’ll bring about the apocalypse. So Max flees the country to save himself and preserve his destiny.
Gotham Chopra, Virgin’s founder, COO and editor-in-chief, will produce the movie along with CEO Sharad Devarajan.