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Jim Carrey Joins Eli Roth’s ‘Aleister Arcane’

Here’s a fascinating collection of names: Jim Carrey (The Number 23) will be executively producing the Eli Roth-directed Aleister Arcane, which he will also star in, according to Variety. The project is being made for Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment and when you read the synopsis you’ll see why this is a perfect fit.

Originally a comic book written by Steve Niles (30 Days of Night), Alesiter Arcane follows, “…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.

No word yet on when filming will take place or what the expected release date is. The only other bits of information that have been released are that Jon Croker (The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death) is adapting the story for the screen and that the movie will be produced by David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman along with Michael Aguilar.

You can snag the trade paperback via Amazon.




  • Blk Mgc Maverick

    Ugh. I remember picking this up in single issues ages ago. Do yourself a favor and don’t snag the trade.
    …movie could be cool though.

    • Daniel Baldwin

      Niles has always seemed to me like someone who is great at coming up with ideas, but not the best when it comes to actually executing them.

      • Blk Mgc Maverick

        Hit the nail on the head. His concepts are always pretty interesting but I’ve never read a Niles comic that I thought was essential reading for horror or comic heads.

        • Evan3

          30 Days of Night is pretty damned great. Yeah, the sequels are shaky, but the original series is phenomenal.

  • Rohan Sorensen

    I love how horror sites have to find a movie that the actors been in that even remotely resembles a horror movie, when you could just say “Jim Carrey (Ace Ventura)”.

    • Tryst V. Umbra

      Yeah, I can’t think of anyone who hears the name Jim Carrey and thinks “Oh! That guy from The Number 23!”

    • Dumbleburn

      I guess we all have our references.
      For me, Jim Carrey is “The Truman Show” before every other movies.

  • dave o

    If it’s slightly violent will Carrey refuse to support it like he did Kick Ass 2?

    • Df

      Who cares if he does? He obviously has no problem taking the paycheck to be in the movie but has problems with the violence after he is done making it? If he had such high morales he never would have been in it.

      • aNYagenda

        Political correctness has nothing to do with morals.

        Or even being consistent either.

  • REC03

    is this actually going to happen unlike Eli’s Meg movie?

    • Daniel Baldwin

      Meg is happening, just not with Roth as director.

  • aNYagenda

    So jim carry has recruited the skills of a master of it to help achieve his goal of becoming as intolerably annoying as possible.

    I guess he hasn’t been a big enough star in awhile for jj abrams to answer the phone.

  • BrannigansLaw

    I read this when it first came out and the first thing I thought was this would make a great movie. I’m a fan of Breehn’s work from Dr. Tran shorts to Bravest Warriors cartoons to his designs on Trick R Treat. Hope he stays involved. As for Carrey I hope he wasn’t picked for his over the top performance as Count Olaf, just because he looks like he’s already fit the physical bill. I actually imagine a very hardened and bitter Christopher Lloyd as Alesiter.

  • damn i was hoping that this was an article stating jim carrey would be in another serious, dark role like he was for the number 23. I actually liked movie quite a bit.

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