Constantin Film has picked up film rights for Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden's supernatural graphic novel Joe Golem and the Drowning City.

The novel is set in 1970's Manhattan, where earthquakes and rising sea levels left the city under water fifty years earlier. It follows a fourteen year old girl, who is forced to go on the run after her magician friend, Felix Orlov, gets kidnapped by a group of strange men wearing gas masks and rubber suits. She escapes only to find herself in the company of Joe Golem, a mysterious man who does not remember his past.

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Alex Proyas is adapting and directing the film with Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and Eric Robinson producing.

Production details have not been released, but we do know that it will be shot in the director's native Austrailia.