Collider claims that Regency is close to securing a licensing agreement for the film with its other producers, David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman.
The Darkness is a mythology-inspired story created by Marc Silvestri, Garth Ennis and David Wohl for Top Cow. It follows former hitman Jackie Estacado, who becomes the host of a malevolent primal force.
The movie was announced by Silvestri and Mandeville Films’ Dave Manpearl at Comic-Con International 2011, where it was confirmed that the project will be an origin story.
The Darkness has already spawned two successful video games, the second of which was released for consoles earlier this year.
Silvestri and his Top Cow associate Matt Hawkins will serve as executive producers on the movie.