NEW YORK (March 3, 2010 – Liquid Comics and Deepak Chopra will partner together on a film adaptation of “Beyond,” a graphic novel property by Chopra and Liquid Comics, for filmmaker Suri Krishnamma to direct.Liquid Comics Founders, Gotham Chopra and Sharad Devarajan will produce the film with John Garland and Michael Dufficy. The film is currently in development as a UK production.
Acclaimed author, Deepak Chopra, who created the story and wrote the screenplay, announced the deal today, saying, “Beyond is a story about reality being multi-dimensional and how we can take journeys to realms we never dreamed of by separating the veils that partition our minds. As with all my work, I hope to open audiences’ minds to the fact that all reality is a projection of a paradigm or worldview.”
Filmmaker, Suri Krishnamma, added, “I am thrilled to be working with Deepak – someone who has been an influential part of my family’s life for many years and whose books I sincerely treasure. Together, we have the opportunity of making a great action-adventure movie – the fantastic journey of a man in search of his missing wife – realizing that he is in fact on a journey of self-discovery that transcends our own dimension and takes us into parallel worlds – an ordinary man who is thrust into these multiple dimensions and asked to take on the responsibility of a mythic hero.”
Beyond is a supernatural thriller about a businessman, Michael Morton who arrives in India with his wife, Anna and son, Ty on a vacation. While Michael is distracted on a phone call with an overseas colleague, Anna and Ty wander through a typically teeming Indian shopping bazaar. Then the inexplicable happens – Ty watches as his mother wanders into a small store but never comes out. She’s vanished without a trace. Michael searches for his wife, at first irritated by her elusiveness, but soon turns frantic, as he can’t uncover any clue to her whereabouts. Things then turn even stranger and desperate when Michael hears his wife’s whispering, crying for his help. Tracking the sounds, Michael and Ty are led on adventure of both physical and metaphysical danger as they stop at nothing to reunite their family.
Liquid’s CEO, Devarajan commented, “Deepak Chopra is one of the world’s most prolific thinkers and creators. To bring his first screenplay to theaters and to the millions of people who have been touched by his work for decades along with Suri’s vision is a thrill. Beyond takes a genre that has been popular through the decades from Frantic to Taken to the next level by adding in the surreal elusiveness of a multi-dimensional mind bender.”
Liquid Comics, formerly known as Virgin Comics LLC, is an entertainment company focused on creating original stories and modern myths for worldwide audiences. The company was founded by entrepreneurs, Gotham Chopra, Sharad Devarajan and Suresh Seetharaman and uses the medium of graphic novel publishing to develop properties for theatrical live-action films, animation and video games. Liquid has created original graphic novels with acclaimed filmmakers and creators including John Woo, Shekhar Kapur, Deepak Chopra, Guy Ritchie, Dave Stewart, Jonathan Mostow, Edward Burns, Nicolas Cage, and others. The Company currently has a number of film and television projects in development including the Warner Bros. film adaptation of Gamekeeper with director Guy Ritchie; Virulents with director John Moore; Voodoo Child with Saturn Films and Reliance; The Leaves with Summit Entertainment and The Stranded, in development for television, with the Syfy Channel www.LiquidComics.com.