John Carpenter to Direct Comic Adaptation ‘Darkchylde’

ALTJohn Carpenter will direct Darkchylde, a film based on the comic by Randy Queen about a good hearted southern teen cursed to become the creatures from her many recurring nightmares. The announcement came, fittingly, on Halloween.

Every time Ariel Chylde transforms, she sheds her skin and a new nightmare emerges from her Id to act out her deepest, darkest impulses.

Carpenter and Sandy King’s Storm King Productions are teaming with Randy and Sarah Queen’s Darkchylde Ent. to produce the film.

In a statement, 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.”

Test footage for Darkchylde from WETA can be found here.

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