SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 28, 2016) - Aleister Arcane, the horror comic from IDW Publishing, a subsidiary of IDW Media Holdings (OTC PINK: IDWM), is making the leap from page to screen. Jim Carrey will star and executive produce while Eli Roth (Hostel) will direct. Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment will develop the adaptation which was optioned by IDW Entertainment. Jon Croker (The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death) will adapt for the screen.
Mandeville Films' David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman will produce along with Michael Aguilar and it will be executive produced by IDW Publishing CEO and Publisher Ted Adams and IDW Entertainment President David Ozer.
Aleister Aracane, written by Steven Niles (30 Days of Night) and illustrated by Breehn Burns, was first published in 2004 by IDW Publishing. The story centers on a group of children who befriend a bitter old local TV horror host who's forced off the air and shunned by their parents. After his death, only they have the power to thwart the curse he has laid upon their town.
Eli Roth is repped by WME and attorney Carlos Goodman and Jim Carrey is represented by WME, Jimmy Miller/Mosaic, and attorney Deborah Klein.
IDW Media Holdings, Inc. (IDWM) is a fully integrated media company, which includes publishing, games, entertainment, and the San Diego Comic Art Gallery.
IDW Publishing's comic book and graphic novel catalog includes some of the world's most popular entertainment brands, including Transformers, My Little Pony, Star Trek, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Ghostbusters, and Disney's classic characters. At IDW's core is its commitment to creator-owned comics including 30 Days of Night, Locke & Key, Wormwood, Ragnarök, V-Wars, and Archangel by bestselling sci-fi author William Gibson.
IDW Publishing is also home to the acclaimed and award-winning imprints; Top Shelf, The Library of American Comics, Yoe! Books, and Artist Editions, showcasing the greatest original art ever published in American comic books.
IDW Games' diverse line-up includes the international phenomenon Machi Koro, as well as hit licensed games such as X-Files, Back to the Future, The Godfather, and TMNT.
IDW Entertainment currently serves as the worldwide distributor of Wynonna Earp airing on the Syfy Channel in the U.S. and is producing BBC America's Dirk Gently, based the best seller by Douglas Adams starring Elijah Wood and Sam Barnett, and Brooklyn Animal Control for USA Network.