Darkchylde Entertainment and Weta Workshop (@wetaworkshop) announced today that a project Weta has worked on for some time has found a director. And it’s none other than ‘cult cinema icon’ John Carpenter.
Carpenter is onboard to direct Darkchylde, based on the comic by Randy Queen about a good hearted southern teen cursed to become the creatures from her many recurring nightmares. Every time Ariel Chylde transforms, she sheds her skin and a new nightmare emerges from her Id to act out her deepest, darkest impulses.
Offering a stark contrast to traditional hero comics, Darkchylde was a breakout sensation of the late 90’s and early 2000’s, garnering immediate acclaim and a large female fanbase. The property went on to outsell Spider-Man, Superman, and Batman in both domestic and foreign audiences, and has been realized in toys, trading cards, apparel, lunch boxes, mini busts, and more recently a hit crossover with Top Cow, and a statue from Pop Culture Shock Toys. A trade paperback collecting the “Legacy” and “Redemption” series of Darkchylde books also ships in January from Image Comics.
Check out the teaser poster from Darkchylde below, and CLICK HERE to read more about the film project.