Virgin Comics, the publishing company bankrolled by Richard Branson, is adapting "The Sadhu" for the bigscreen as a starring vehicle for Nicolas Cage.
The script will be written by spiritual author and Virgin Comics co-founder Deepak Chopra.
"The Sadhu," created and written by Chopra's son, Gotham, chief creative officer of Virgin Comics, melds action with mythology from India. Cage will play James Jenson, a soldier who travels to India during colonial times and becomes a spiritual warrior.
Norm Golightly, Cage's Saturn Pictures partner, will produce with Gotham Chopra and Virgin Comics CEO Sharad Devarajan.
" 'The Sadhu' is a bold, visual epic that taps into one of India's most heralded spiritual traditions," Devarajan said.