Steve Niles’s ALEISTER ARCANE is the next comic headed to the big screen as Jim Carrey and Eli Roth team up for the adaptation. Jon Croker will write the script and Carrey is set to star and executive produce.
Arcane tells the story of 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 he has laid upon their town.
The comic was published in 2004 by IDW Publishing with illustrations by Breehn Burns. It was previously set up at Paramount but the rights lapsed.
Amblin Entertainment has landed the package and Mandeville Films’ David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman, and Michael Aguilar will produce.
Carrey was last seen in Dumb And Dumber To and is an executive producer on the upcoming Showtime series I’m Dying Up Here.
This news was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.