John Carpenter Directing <i>Darkchylde</i>

Comic book creator Randy Queen first revealed that an adaptation of Darkchylde was in the works in 2007 by showing test footage created by the Academy Award-winning Weta Workshop. Now comes another major update, as filmmaker John Carpenter has signed on to direct the movie.

As announced in a press release, Carpenter will helm the comic book adaptation about young Ariel Chylde, a teenager cursed with bringing her nightmares to life. Storm King Productions and Darkchylde Entertainment will co-produce the film.

"Randy Queen’s hijacked angel, Ariel Chylde, is the best young female character since Laurie Strode in Halloween," Carpenter said of the film. "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 onboard with Weta Workshop to help bring the nightmarish tale of Ariel Chylde to the silver screen," added 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."

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