Jim Carrey will executive produce and star in a new Eli Roth film about a late night horror TV show host seeking revenge from beyond the grave.

Earlier today, THR broke the news that Eli Roth will step behind the camera for Aleister Arcane, an adaptation of Steve Niles' 2004 comic book series of the same name that centers on a curse cast on a small town by the recently deceased Aleister Arcane, a weatherman-turned-horror-TV-host who was pushed off the air by upset viewers.

Jim Carrey will executive produce the project, which is moving forward at Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment, and while his character in the film has yet to be revealed, the titular role sounds right up his alley. Jon Croker (The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death) will adapt Niles' comic book for the big screen.

Yesterday, it was revealed that Roth will also direct the Bruce Willis-starring Death Wish remake for MGM and Paramount.

We'll keep Daily Dead readers updated on future details regarding Roth's projects, including Aleister Arcane, as they surface. In the meantime, we have the synopsis and a look at the cover art for the first issue of Aleister Arcane (via IDW), which features artwork by Breehn Burns:

"Aleister Green loves playing late night TV horror host Aleister Arcane in his hometown of Jackson, OK. But Jackson’s establishment forces him off the air and into unhappy retirement, and an early grave. Aleister has left a little gift behind, will Jackson ever be the same?"

Source: THR
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