The ubiquitous Shia LaBeouf is attached to star in Mandalay Pictures’ adaptation Joe Hill’s bestselling 2010 fantasy novel Horns, Variety reports.
Optioned even before its February 2010 release, Horns tells the story of 26-year-old Ignatius “Ig” Perrish, whose girlfriend Merrin is mysteriously slaughtered, leaving him as the only suspect. On the first anniversary of her murder, Ig awakens from a night of drinking to discover horns sprouting from his head — and a terrible power to go allow with them. As his horns grow even larger, Ig sets out to find the monster that killed Merrin.
According to the trade paper, LaBeouf “will be closely involved” in the development of the adaptation, which is being written by Keith Bunin (In Treatment).
Hill, who’ll be an executive producer on Horns, as two other works in the Hollywood pipeline: An adaptation of his debut novel Heart-Shaped Box is in the works at Warner Bros., with Neil Jordan directing, while the pilot for a TV series based on his comic Locke & Key is being shot now for Fox.