The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Canada-based Legacy Filmworks, production-finance group Bron Management and comic-book publisher and transmedia outfit Arcana Studios have teamed to produce a slate of five films based on Arcana’s comic titles, the first being the science-fiction crime thriller “Paradox”.

“Paradox” will star Kevin Sorbo, best known for his role in the 90’s “Hercules” TV series, and be directed by Brenton Spencer. Sorbo will a homicide cop on a parallel magic-oriented Earth, who ends up investigating a series of murders committed by a previously unseen power, that of science. Christos and Ruth Fletcher Gage wrote the screenplay based on Arcana’s three-issue limited series, which was also written by Christos Gage, who has worked for Marvel and DC. The Gages have also written 2001’s vampire movie “The Breed” and have worked on NBC’s TV series “Law & Order: SVU.”

Arcana describes the series as being about “homicide detective Sean Nault, a cop on a parallel Earth whose technology is powered exclusively by magic. Sean investigates a baffling series of murders committed by a means he’s never seen before: the power of science. With the aid of Lenoir – a member of the ridiculed subculture of “pragmatists” who believe science is more than the stuff of myths and children’s stories – and the 130 year old sorcerer Winston Churchill, Sean uncovers an apocalyptic plot that will lead him to another dimension – ours – and the realization that, unless he prevents it, both earths could well be destroyed.”

Stay tuned to for more on Arcana and “Paradox”.

By Costa Koutsoutis, (Source: The Hollywood Reporter)

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