Davis acquires 'North Wind' rights


UPDATED 6:26 p.m. PT April 7, 2008

Davis Entertainment has acquired the rights to Boom Studios' sci-fi comic book series "North Wind," bringing writer David DiGilio aboard to adapt the five comics for the screen.

John Davis will produce the live-action feature alongside Boom co-founders Andrew Cosby and Ross Richie via their Boom Entertainment banner. DiGilio will exec produce.

The story takes place in a futuristic Los Angeles, years after global warming has created a new ice age. Most survivors live under the ice and are ruled by a dictator who exiles some citizens to the harsh environment outdoors. His cruel actions cause one of the exiles to lead a revolution.

Boom co-founders Cosby and Richie have been experiencing a boom in Hollywood lately. The pair is producing adaptations of their "Tag" and "Talent" comics at Universal with Marc Platt and "The Foundation" at Paramount. Ice Cube's CubeVision is adapting the Boom graphic novel "10" for Dimension.

The film will be one of many sci-fi spectacles for Davis Entertainment, which helped bring "I, Robot," "Alien vs. Predator" and "Eragon" to the screen.

DiGilio is repped by UTA and manager Stephen Crawford at Luber Roklin Entertainment. Cosby and Richie are repped by Paradigm and managers Peter Adam Golden and Farley Ziegler of Golden Entertainment West.

The first three "Wind" comics from DiGilio (ABC's "Traveller") have been released this year in stores and via free digital downloads at MySpace Comic Books (MySpace.com/comicbooks).