According to Variety, Paramount Pictures has picked up Steve Niles’ horror comic book Aleister Arcane.
Studio has tapped the scripting team of Dan Milano and Matthew Huffman to adapt the tale of local TV horror host Aleister Arcane, who’s forced off the air due to the wishes of parents in an Oklahoma community. In the wake of Arcane’s unplanned retirement, unexplained terror and horror beset the town.
Niles has been active in setting up projects, including “Wake the Dead” and “Hyde” at Dimension, “30 Days of Night” at Columbia and a project based on his film noir/horror character Cal McDonald at MGM. He also formed horror-themed Creep Entertainment last year with rocker Rob Zombie.