The Cage family and the Chopra are working on comic books together for Virgin Comics. The comics include Enigma
, a comic book thriller series, and The Sadhu
, an action and mythology comic book series.
Nicolas Cage and his 15 year-old son Weston Cage will are working with Gotham Chopra, Virgin Comics' Chief Creative Officer and the son of Deepak Chopa, for the Enigma
comic books. Enigma
will be published as a five part comic book released monthly beginning March 2007. The stories will be collected and republished as a graphic novel for worldwide audiences during fourth quarter 2007. The Enigma
story begins with a rebellion on a Southern plantation during the Confederacy, and quickly takes us to the post-Katrina mean streets of New Orleans where a veteran detective is trying to solve a series of murders connected by mysterious historical circumstances.
"My father took an interest in my comic character Enigma so he put me in touch with Gotham Chopra" said Weston Cage. "Together we developed Enigma from my dark imagination. Enigma is a very dark character resurrected by a group of followers of Voodoo, who intend him to be a defender; one to give criminals bad karma early in life, or death. Despite his terrifying appearance that forces readers to believe at first that he is a villain or so called 'bad guy,' he is very well-mannered and a gentleman, but a machine full of rage in the heat of the moment. I owe my thanks to Gotham Chopra for his enormous help in getting all my thoughts out about Enigma and of course my outstanding father who is always there for me."
The other comic book series, The Sadhu
, is written and created by Gotham Chopra. Nicolas Cage will develop the lead role of James Jenson in Virgin Comics' film adaptation of The Sadhu
. The screenplay for the film adaptation will be penned by bestselling author and co-founder of Virgin Comics, Deepak Chopra.
Deepak Chopra added, "The Sadhu is a story of the dormant potentialities – both divine and diabolical – that exist in all of us. It is also about the struggle between the sacred and the profane within all of us when archetypal energies awaken in our consciousness. As a performer, Nic embodies the soul of these archetypal energies and I can think of no one better to develop this franchise and iconic role."
is a new media and entertainment company founded in November 2005 by Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group, alongside author Deepak Chopra, filmmaker Shekhar Kapur and Gotham Entertainment Group
, a South Asia publisher of comic magazines. Film directory Jon Woo has also help created a comic series for Virgin Comics called Seven Brothers