10 items from 2016
After more than a decade in development, Steve Niles’ horror comic Aleister Arcane looks set to hit the big screen, with The Hollywood Reporter revealing that Amblin Entertainment has picked up a package which has Eli Roth (The Green Inferno) directing, Jim Carrey (Dumb and Dumber To) starring, and Jon Croker (The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death) penning the script.
Published in 2004, Aleister Arcane follows “a Los Angeles weatherman named Aleister Green who returns to his hometown to host a midnight horror show a la Elvira. Under the guise of a mad scientist named Aleister Arcane, Green performed little skits until the local sponsors balked at the gore. An incident with two kids leads to him to be put on trial, breaking his spirit and into an early grave. Not long after, grisly activities begin to occur and only the kids have the power to thwart the curse »
- Gary Collinson
Steve Niles ("30 Days of Night") penned the 2004 graphic novel about a group of children who befriend a bitter old man ruined and shunned by their parents. After his death, only they have the power to stop the curse he has laid upon their town.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
According to reports, the 2004 Idw, 3-issue comic book series "Aleister Arcane", written by Steve Niles and illustrated by Breehn Burns, about a late night horror movie host, will star Jim Carrey for director Eli Roth and Amblin' Entertainment:
"...Los Angeles weatherman 'Aleister Green' returns to his hometown to host a midnight horror movie show. Under the guise of mad scientist 'Aleister Arcane', Green performed little skits until the local sponsors balked at the gore.
"Then an incident with two kids leads to him to be put on trial, breaking his spirit and into an early grave. Not long after, grisly activities begin to occur and only the kids have the power to thwart the curse he has laid upon their town..."
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- Michael Stevens
Earlier today, THR broke the news that Eli Roth will step behind the camera for Aleister Arcane, an adaptation of Steve Niles’ 2004 comic book series of the same name that centers on a curse cast on a small town by the recently deceased Aleister Arcane, a weatherman-turned-horror-tv-host who was pushed off the air by upset viewers.
Jim Carrey will executive produce the project, which is moving forward at Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment, and while his character in the film has yet to be revealed, the titular role sounds right up his alley. Jon Croker (The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death) will adapt Niles’ comic book for the big screen.
Yesterday, it was revealed that Roth will also direct the Bruce Willis »
- Derek Anderson
“Aleister Aracane,” written by Steven Niles, was first published in 2004 by Idw Comics. Jon Croker will adapt for the screen.
The story centers on a group of children who befriend a bitter old man ruined and shunned by their parents. After his death, only they have the power to thwart the curse he has laid upon their town.
Variety reported in 2004 that Paramount had picked up the rights and set up the project with Aguilar and Dean Georgaris. The rights eventually lapsed.
The comic book story focused on a local TV horror host Aleister Arcane, who’s forced off the air due to the wishes of parents in an Oklahoma community. In the »
- Dave McNary
After signing up for Pacific Rim 2, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Attack the Block star John Boyega has found his next role. He revealed on Twitter (seen below) that he’ll take part in Kathryn Bigelow‘s follow-up to her Oscar-winning Zero Dark Thirty. Penned by Mark Boal (Zero Dark Thirty, The Hurt Locker), the currently untitled film will be set in Detroit during the 5-day riots that took place there in 1967, and will explore the systemic racism of the city. With plans to shoot this summer in Boston and Detroit, the film is slated as an ensemble piece with Hannah Murray (God Help the Girl, Game of Thrones) also on board.
I've teamed up with Kathryn Bigalow for a movie based on the Detroit riots in 1967. #12thstreet
— John Boyega (@JohnBoyega) June 21, 2016
- Mike Mazzanti
Jim Carrey and Eli Roth are teaming to adapt Aleister Arcane, a comic book from horrormeister Steve Niles. Amblin Entertainment has picked up the package as a pitch that includes Jon Croker, the scribe behind The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death, attached to pen the script, with David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman of Mandeville Films producing along with Michael Aguilar. Carrey will star in and executive produce the project. Aleister Arcane, published in 2004, told the story of a Los Angeles weatherman named Aleister Green who returns to his hometown to host a midnight horror show a la
- Borys Kit
Ben Affleck has posted the first photo from the set of "Live By Night", the adaptation of Dennis Lehane's Prohibition-era crime thriller which Affleck is both starring in and directing. The shot includes both Affleck and his cinematographer Robert Richardson in between takes conversing. The film itself is slated for release in 2017. [Source: Twitter]
An adaptation of Peter Liney's trilogy by scribe Grant Myers ("The Maze Runner"), the story is set on an island from which there's no escape. Christian Angermayer and Basil Iwanyk will produce. [Source: Deadline]
- Garth Franklin
Alien: Covenant: Demian Bichir (The Hateful Eight, above) has joined the cast of Alien: Covenant, which will be directed by Ridley Scott. Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterstone and Danny McBride lead the cast; Bichir's role has not yet been disclosed. The movie is scheduled for release on October 6, 2017. [Deadline] The Ruins: Filmmaker Joe Wright (Pan, above left) is developing supernatural thriller The Ruins, with the idea that he might direct it. Not to be confused with the same-titled 2008 horror movie, Jon Croker (The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death) is writing the new project; all that's known about the story is that it's set in India. [Deadline] Kill Your Friends Trailer: Nicholas Hoult stars in Kill Your Friends as a British music...
- Peter Martin
Exclusive: Fox Searchlight is teaming with Joe Wright’s banner Shoebox Films to develop The Ruins, a supernatural thriller set in India. Jon Croker is writing the project, which is still in its early stages. It is being developed with a view to becoming a potential directing vehicle for Wright, although that decision is still some way off. Shoebox principals Wright, Paul Webster and Guy Heeley are overseeing the project. Other details are being kept under wraps for a… »
10 items from 2016
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