Image Entertainment and The Film Arcade have struck a deal in Toronto for US rights to $25m action fantasy The Adventurer: The Curse Of The Midas Box starring Michael Sheen and Lena Headey.

Jonathan Newman directed the adaptation of G P Taylor’s bestseller Mariah Mundi And The Midas Box, about a 17-year-old’s quest through a steam-powered land in search of his missing family.

Sam Neill, Ioan Gruffudd and Aneurin Barnard also star and Karl Richards, Ibon Cormenzana, Ignasi Estapé and Peter Bevan produced. 

Mark Ward and chief acquisition officer Bill Bromiley negotiated the deal on behalf of RLJ Entertainment with Dreamcatchers’ Marina Fuentes and The Exchange’s Brian O’Shea and Nat McCormick on behalf of the filmmakers.

“With the novel’s strong following, there’s no doubt that The Adventurer: The Curse Of The Midas Box will be a hit with fans and general audiences alike,” said Bromiley.