The Hollywood Reporter
Comedian Jay Baruchel has two different projects on the way that are anything but funny. We told you about him trading in the yucks for some literal yucks a few weeks ago, but now the curtain has risen a bit higher.
THR reports that Baruchel has signed on to write the adaptation of Kickstart Comics’ Random Acts of Violence and is in final negotiations to rewrite Summit’s Exorcism Diaries. Baruchel will work with his writing partner Jesse Chabot on both projects.
Random Acts of Violence is the blood-soaked story of two comic creators and their ultimate horror character Slasherman creation gone very wrong. The creators start to see success flowing like a river, but when that river turns bloody and people start dying in the midst of a signing tour, it becomes clear that their creation has taken a life of its own.
The comic was written Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray, the writers of DC’s Jonah Hex.
Summit’s Exorcism Diaries is based on the book The Real Story Behind The Exorcist by Mark Opsasnick and is being produced by Roy Lee, Sonny Mallhi and Doug Davison. Summit’s tale centers on a reporter searching for the truth behind the most famous exorcism in history who soon discovers that the real-life story is not quite finished. As a result, she finds herself in harm’s way of the same supernatural entity that she is chasing.
More on both soon.
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