Aleister Arcane: Jim Carrey and Eli Roth Team Up In New Horror Film
Aleister Arcane: Eli Roth’s Horror Comic Book Film Adaptation
Director: Eli Roth
Writer: Steve Niles (2004 Comics)
Release Date: TBA
“Aleister Arcane” is currently in development. The Horror comic series released in 2004. Written by Steve Niles and illustrated by Breehn Burns, the story goes as follows:
Aleister Green loves playing late night TV horror host Aleister Arcane in his hometown of Jackson, OK. But Jackson’s establishment forces him off the air and into unhappy retirement and an early grave. Aleister has left a little gift behind, will Jackson ever be the same?
There are currently three issues of Steve Niles’ “Aleister Arcane” Horror comic series. Now, Eli Roth has hopped on board to bring the comic to the big screen. The film adaptation story details are:
The story will follow a group of children who befriend an elderly man who has been placed on the fringe of the town. Once the lonely man dies, he leaves a curse on the town and those who shunned him, forcing the children to work together to save their families.
“Aleister Arcane” will be directed by Eli Roth and Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment. Jim Carrey will executive produce the project, as well as serve as the star of the film. Jon Crocker will adapt the film for the screen. Producing the project will be David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman (Mandeville Films), and Michael Aguilar.
Eli Roth directing the “Aleister Arcane” film adaptation is a good move. We have seen so many great things from Roth, not just limited to “The Green Inferno”. Roth has directed and produced a number of films that have become unparalleled successes. “Clown”, “Cabin Fever”, “Hostel”, just to name a few. Roth is known for his dark nature.
Jim Carrey, although more known for his naturalistic artistic and comedic nature, is no stranger to horror, himself. Let’s not forget his exceptional role in Brad Siberling’s “A Series of Unfortunate Events”, and his true groundbreaking role in Joel Schumaker’s “The Number 23”.
Aside from this awesome duo, I am also excited to see more horror comics-turned-films. Not that it hasn’t been done before, but its not an arena that’s explored with enough, and can be a great new trend in the horror industry.
“Aleister Arcane” is currently in development, and more details have yet to be released. Stay tuned.