Los Angeles, June 22 (IANS) Actor-comedian Jim Carrey will star in and serve as executive producer for a film adaptation of comic book “Aleister Arcane” with Eli Roth onboard as director.
“Aleister Aracane”, written by Steven Niles, was first published in 2004 by IDW Comics. Jon Croker will adapt it for the screen, reports variety.com.
Mandeville Films’ David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman will produce the movie along with Michael Aguilar.
The story centres on a group of children who, ruined and shunned by their parents, befriend a bitter old man. After his death, only they have the power to thwart the curse he has laid upon their town.
Carrey was most recently seen in 2014’s “Dumb and Dumber To”. Roth’s directing credits include “Cabin Fever”, the two “Hostel” movies, “The Green Inferno” and “Knock Knock”.