Sunday, October 31, 2010

Carpenter Mounting "Darkchylde"

According to reports, John Carpenter will direct the feature "Darkchylde", based on the Maximum Press/Image/Homage/Wowio comic book series by Randy Queen, about a teenager cursed to embody monstrous creatures that she first dreams about in recurring nightmares.

Carpenter and Sandy King's Storm King Productions will team with Randy and Sarah Queen's Darkchylde Entertainment to produce the film.

"Randy Queen's hijacked angel, 'Ariel Chylde', is the best young female character since 'Laurie Strode' in 'Halloween," said Carpenter. "Bringing Ariel and her dark mysteries to life should be quite an adventure for us all."

"I'm beyond thrilled that John Carpenter, one of our most important, and legendary genre directors, and the man responsible for such landmark films as 'The Thing' and 'Halloween' has come on board with Weta Workshop to help bring the nightmarish tale of 'Ariel Chylde' to the silver screen," said "Darkchylde" creator Randy Queen.

"As a horror fan, the thought of Carpenter and Weta together, beautiful dreamscapes, and multiple transformations, makes me incredibly excited. There is a reason nearly his entire catalogue has, or is being remade, and it's because Carpenter is a genius."

The "Darkchylde" comic books debuted in 1996, eventually outselling "Spider-Man", "Superman" and "Batman" in both domestic and foreign audiences, with ancillary merchandising spinning-off into toys, trading cards, apparel, lunch boxes and statues.

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