Helmer, scribe follow 'Magdalena'

Ryuhei Kitamura, Holly Brix on board for Top Cow project

Director Ryuhei Kitamura and writer Holly Brix are attached tol "Magdalena," a film developed around the Top Cow Prods.' comics character.

Magdalena, a descendant of Mary Magdalene, is a protector of the Catholic Church.

Valhalla Motion Pictures' Gale Anne Hurd and Platinum Studios' Scott Mitchell Rosenberg are set to produce. Top Cow's Marc Silvestri will exec produce with Randy Greenberg of the Greenberg Group.

Kitamura, repped by CAA, directed "Midnight Meat Train" for Lionsgate and Lakeshore. Brix, repped by ICM and BenderSpink, wrote "The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations" for Lionsgate and After Dark Films.

Jenna Dewan ("Step Up") and Luke Goss ("Hellboy II: The Golden Army") are attached to star.