Sunday, October 31, 2010

Darkchylde Live Action Movie

Darkchylde MovieRandy Queen's popular comic book series Darkchylde is going to be adapted into a live action movie! For those who don't know, Darkchylde is the story of Ariel Chylde, a cursed teen who can become the creatures from her many nightmares, and then must save her small town from the forces of darkness she's set free. Director John Carpenter has been hired to helm the movie, it was timely announced on Halloween. And the visual effects Weta Digital (Peter Jackson's company) is also involved.

Director John Carpenter explains why he's interested in directing the movie Darkchylde:

"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."
Director John Carpenter

And comic book artist Randy Queen is definitely happy that Carpenter joins the project:

Randy Queen
"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."
Randy Queen

Here's some earlier test footage created by Weta (prior to John Carpenter's appointment):

More details about the movie Darkchylde soon!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Darkchylde Movie Poster

Here's the first official movie poster of Darkchylde:
(Click on the poster to enlarge.)
Darkchylde movie teaserWill Director John Carpenter bring us a new masterpiece with the movie Darkchylde?