It’s fun watching Daniel Radcliffe try out strange roles in the wake of Harry Potter’s finale. His latest is Horns, from director Alexandre Aja (High Tension, The Hills Have Eyes), based on the book by Joe Hill. Radcliffe’s character is Ignatiaus “Ig” Perrish, accused of the rape and murder of his girlfriend.

That’s a bad situation to be in, and from there things get weird. Ig wakes up one morning with horns growing from his forehead, and soon leans that they’re part of a new ability: Ig can force people to do things, and plans to use that power to uncover the real killer of his love. Read More »

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What would happen if you woke up after a big night of partying with a massive hangover, a dead girlfriend and two horns on your head? We’ll soon find out when Stephen King’s son, Joe Hill‘s, novel Horns is brought for the big screen by Piranha 3D director Alexandre Aja. Adapted by screenwriter Scott Bunin, the film is being set up at Mandate Pictures with hopes that Aja can direct it by summer 2012 before moving onto a sci-fi manga inspired film called Cobra. Read more after the jump. Read More »

For years, we’ve awaited developments on the planned feature adaptations of the two novels by author Joe Hill — the son of Stephen King — but studios continued to sit on the rights with little movement. Recently though, he caught a break with his comic book series Locke & Key, which Fox is bringing to the small screen under the supervision of showrunner Josh Friedman (the man behind Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) and producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. And now he’s catching another one: Progress is finally being made on Mandalay Pictures’ adaptation of his bestseller Horns, about a man who wakes up one morning to find horns growing out of his head. Learn more after the break. Read More »

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It’s only within the last few years that the real identity of novelist and comic book writer Joe Hill has been revealed. He’s Stephen King‘s son, though for years Hill concealed that fact (his full name is Joseph Hillstrom King) in order to make his own fortune. Good for him, and now that he’s established to some extent and the truth is out, hopefully his family name only helps. Now he’s sold his novel Horns to Mandalay Pictures, which will develop it before hopefully selling the package to a studio for production. Read More »

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