Aleister Arcane, the horror comic from IDW Publishing, is making the leap from page to screen. The movie will see Jim Carrey staring in and acting as executive produce while Eli Roth (Hostel) will direct the film. Steven Spielberg’s own Amblin Entertainment will develop the adaptation which was optioned from IDW Entertainment. Jon Croker (The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death) will adapt story for the screen. Mandeville Films’ David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman will produce along side with Michael Aguilar. IDW Publishing CEO and Publisher Ted Adams and IDW Entertainment President David Ozer will also be executive producers to the film adaptation.
Aleister Aracane, written by Steve Niles (30 Days of Night) and illustrated by Breehn Burns, was first published in 2004 by IDW Publishing. The story centers on a group of children who befriend a former local TV horror host who was shunned by their parents and forced off the air. After his death, only those children have the power to thwart the curse he has laid upon their town.