Jim Carrey to Star, Eli Roth to Direct ‘Aleister Arcane’

Jim Carrey Stars in Aleister Arcane

IDW has confirmed the horror comic Aleister Arcane is being adapted into a feature film with Jim Carrey attached to star and executive produce. Hostel‘s Eli Roth is directing from a script by The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death‘s Jon Croker. Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment is developing the Aleister Arcane film, and David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman from Mandeville Films are producing. Ted Adams, IDW Publishing CEO and Publisher, is executive producing. IDW Entertainment President David Ozer is also on board as an executive producer.

Steve Niles (30 Days of Night) wrote Aleister Arcane and Breehn Burns illustrated the comic. A film adaptation has been in the works off and on for over a decade, but this confirmation means it’s finally moving forward.

The Plot: 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 they have the power to thwart the curse he has laid upon their town.