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THE DIABOLIC and NAJA: Film Adaptations Coming From Columbia & Thunder Roads Pictures

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Novel The Diabolic and Graphic Novel Naja are Being Adapted into Films

Columbia Pictures is adapting the novel The Diabolic into a film while Thunder Roads Pictures is adapting graphic novel Naja into a movie. The Diabolic is a science fiction novel, written by S.J. Kincaid, and recently published by Simon & Schuster. The Diabolic is about a teenage humanoid (a Diabolic) assigned to protect a senator’s daughter. When the senator’s daughter is called to be a hostage by the emperor, The Diabolic takes her place. The Diabolic‘s storyline is billed as “Red Queen meets The Hunger Games.” Matt Tolmach, along with others, will help produce the film. There is no word yet on who is directing or writing the film adaptation.

The official plot synopsis of the novel The Diabolic:

A Diabolic is ruthless. A Diabolic is powerful. A Diabolic has a single task: Kill in order to protect the person you’ve been created for.

Nemesis is a Diabolic, a humanoid teenager created to protect a galactic senator’s daughter, Sidonia. The two have grown up side by side, but are in no way sisters. Nemesis is expected to give her life for Sidonia, and she would do so gladly. She would also take as many lives as necessary to keep Sidonia safe.

When the power-mad Emperor learns Sidonia’s father is participating in a rebellion, he summons Sidonia to the Galactic court. She is to serve as a hostage. Now, there is only one way for Nemesis to protect Sidonia. She must become her. Nemesis travels to the court disguised as Sidonia—a killing machine masquerading in a world of corrupt politicians and two-faced senators’ children. It’s a nest of vipers with threats on every side, but Nemesis must keep her true abilities a secret or risk everything.

As the Empire begins to fracture and rebellion looms closer, Nemesis learns there is something more to her than just deadly force. She finds a humanity truer than what she encounters from most humans. Amidst all the danger, action, and intrigue, her humanity just might be the thing that saves her life—and the empire.

Naja is an action graphic novel, written by Jean-David Morvan and illustrated by Bengal, published by Magnetic Press in 2014. Naja is about a killer that feels no pain who is soon targeted by members of her own organization for unknown reasons. The film adaptation of Naja will be directed by Cedric Nicolas-Troyan and written by J. P. Davis.

The official plot synopsis of the graphic novel Naja:

Naja is the perfect killer – because she feels nothing. Literally. Her body registers no pain, nor does her heart, coldly executing jobs given to her by her mysterious boss, known only as “Zero.” When another killer in Zero’s organization targets Naja for elimination, she has no choice but to fall off the grid and seek answers, as bloody as they might be.

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