Magazine article Screen International

Perfect Circle, Ten One to Adapt 'Warrior Nun Areala'

Magazine article Screen International

Perfect Circle, Ten One to Adapt 'Warrior Nun Areala'

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A.J. Annila is attached to direct what is being conceived as the first in a live-action trilogy based on the comic-book series about a covert order that operates within the shadows of the Vatican to protect mankind from evil.

The first instalment will centre on a disillusioned young paraplegic whose body is restored when she chances upon a halo lefton earth by a fallen saint.

The Warrior Nuns believe her to be a prophecy and train her to be their next leader, although the young woman has other plans.

Longtime Annila collaborator Iiro Kuttner adapted the screenplay with Melissa Rundle.

The manga series was published and translated into numerous languages from 1994-2003. English optioned film, television, interactive and merchandising rights from Dunn to the character universe of the Warrior Nun Areala series.

"I love the deep, unique mythology and a strong lead female heroine," said Annila, who is represented by ICM Partners and Echo Lake Management. "But what gets me the most excited is the chance to direct an entertaining action film with nuns who kick ass! …

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