John Carpenter To Direct Darkchylde

The horror director jumps on board the comic adaptation bandwagon to film “the best young female character since Laurie Strode in Halloween

John Carpenter and Sandy King’s Storm King Productions have teamed up with Randy and Sarah Queen's Darkchylde Entertainment to produce the film, which will have effects provided by The Lord Of The Rings ’ Weta Workshop.

Talking to , Carpenter said, “Randy Queen's hijacked angel, Ariel Chylde, is the best young female character since Laurie Strode in Halloween. Bringing Ariel and her dark mysteries to life should be quite an adventure for us all.”

Randy Queen added, “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 on board with Weta Workshop to help bring the nightmarish tale of Ariel Chylde to the silver screen. 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.”

Queen is clearly in denial about The Ghosts Of Mars and Vampires … Let’s hope this sees Carpenter back on top form.

Dave Golder
Freelance Writer

Dave is a TV and film journalist who specializes in the science fiction and fantasy genres. He's written books about film posters and post-apocalypses, alongside writing for SFX Magazine for many years.