Now this is the sort of news that bodes well for our favorite genre... One of the hottest horror filmmakers out there today will adapt a novel by one of the hottest horror writers around: Alexandre Aja will direct the film adaptation of Joe Hill's Horns. More after the jump.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Aja "is teaming up with scary storyteller Joe Hill on the feature adaptation of Hill's novel Horns, being made by Mandalay."
"Aja is coming on board to direct the project, about a 26-year-old man who wakes up with a massive hangover and discovers horns sprouting from his head. He becomes convinced that their existence is tied to the unsolved murder of his girlfriend.
"Scott Bunin wrote the script adaptation of the novel, which was published in February 2010.
"Mandalay's Cathy Schulman and Peter Guber are producing. Hill, also the writer of the horror comic book series Locke & Key and the son of author Stephen King, is executive producing.
"Mandalay is packaging the project and is in the middle of securing financing. The goal is to have Aja direct the movie in late spring or early summer 2012 before moving on to Cobra, a sci-fi pirate movie based on manga source material."
"Mandalay is also developing an adaptation of Hill's short story Twittering from the Circus of the Dead. Todd Lincoln is attached to direct."
Both Hill and Aja are talented creators who I've also found to be incredibly nice guys in person. So kudos to them both. Here's hoping a great film comes out of their pairing.