He’s been quite vocal over his acting career that his passion is to become a filmmaker — and to make horror films.
His new course begins today as Jay Baruchel has signed on to write the adaptation of Kickstart Comics’ Random Acts of Violence and is in final negotiations to rewrite Summit’s Exorcism Diaries, writes Heat Vision. Baruchel will work with his writing partner Jesse Chabot on both projects.
“ ‘Random Acts’ is the blood-soaked story of two comic creators and their ultimate horror character Slasherman creation gone very wrong. The creators start to see success flowing like a river, but when that river turns bloody and people start dying in the midst of a signing tour, it becomes clear that their creation has taken a life of its own.”
The comic was written Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray, the writers of DC’s “Jonah Hex,” and was just release for download on Comixology, the comic world’s iTunes, last week.
Summit’s Exorcism Diaries is based on the book “The Real Story Behind The Exorcist” by Mark Opsasnick and is being produced by Roy Lee, Sonny Mallhi and Doug Davison. Summit’s tale exclusively reported here on BD back in 2009 “centers on a reporter searching for the truth behind the most famous exorcism in history, but soon discovers that the real-life story is not quite finished. As a result, she finds herself in harm’s way of the same supernatural entity that she is chasing.”
This can be considered a quasi-remake of The Exorcist as it’s based on the book that inspired the horror classic.