‘Naja’ Heading for Big Screen From ‘Huntsman: Winter’s War’ Director

Exciting news announced in Variety — JD Morvan and Bengal’s NAJA has been optioned to become a feature film!

According to Variety:

Thunder Road Pictures, Entertainment 360, and Nickel City Productions have partnered to produce “Naja,” a big-screen adaptation of the acclaimed French graphic novel, Variety has learned. Telepool will executive produce.

Thunder Road optioned the graphic novel. J. P. Davis (“The Neighbor”) is writing. Cedric Nicolas-Troyan (“The Huntsman: Winter’s War”) will direct.

“Naja” centers on a beautiful assassin, who is all the more deadly because she is unable to register pain. Her mercenary ways get upended after she finds herself targeted by contract killers. The story is said to be in the vein of action hits such as “Lucy,” “Le Femme Nikita,” and “John Wick.”

“Naja” was written by Jean-David Morvan and illustrated by Bengal. It was published in France by Dargaud, whose roster of properties includes “Valerian,” the graphic novel currently getting the big-screen treatment from Luc Besson. Magnetic Press published “Naja” in the U.S.”

That’s all of the info available so far, but of course we’ll keep you posted as the project develops!