Who was the last comic book heroine, to have a live action film based on her? Didn’t Elektra and Aeon Flux both come out over three years ago? Well, producer Gale Anne Hurd (Punisher: War Zone), is working on the comic book project Magdalena. According to Shocktillyoudrop, the film is very much underway and will star Step Up alum Jenna Dewan as the lead.

A heroine who first appeared within the pages of Top Cow’s “The Darkness,” Magdalena has been given two limited series and has hopped around various other titles like “Vampirella,” “Witchblade” and even “Tomb Raider.” Jenna Dewan (pictured) will play the titular character, a woman name Patience who discovers that she’s a part of the lineage of female warriors descended from Mary Magdalene who fight supernatural evil.

More on Magdalena after the jump.

Luke Goss (Hellboy II: The Golden Army) will co-star in the film, and his character will work closely with Dewan’s Magdalena.

He’s playing Kristof, an agent sent by the secret organization that has been the guardian of the Magdalena lineage. “Luke is going to be great for the role and Jenna has steeped herself in this the same way that Ray [Stevenson] has with Frank Castle. We’re in currently discussions for a director.”

Magdalena is still in development, but the anticipated release date is for 2010.