Alexandre Aja To Direct Adaptation Of Joe Hill's Horns
Alexandre Aja broke out in 2003 with his well-crafted - albeit strangely ended - thriller High Tension, but there's been a strange pattern to his career since. In the last five years, Aja has directed The Hills Have Eyes, Mirrors, and Piranha. If you haven't already picked up on it, the pattern is that he's been stuck in a seemingly endless series of remakes, and while two out of three of the films didn't turn out half bad, originality is always preferred over the rehash. So let's rejoice that Aja is finally attached to a project that isn't based on a movie that has already been made.
The horror director is now attached to direct Horns, a film based on the book by Joe Hill (aka Stephen King's son). This actually isn't the first time that we've heard about the project, as it was reported all the way back in March that Shia LaBeouf is attached to star. THR, who reports the Aja news, doesn't mention LaBeouf's involvement with the film, however, meaning that may no longer be the case. Scott Bunin wrote the adaptation of the book, which is about a 26-year old man who wakes up hungover one morning and discovers that sprouted a pair of massive horns from his head and that his girlfriend has been murdered. Believing the two cases to be connecte, he goes on a search to find out who is responsible and the horns continue to grow. While the project is still working to secure financing, Mandate Pictures is hoping to get the project rolling by spring/summer next year.
Assuming that LaBeouf is no longer involved with the project (the fact that his name is missing from the report is highly suggestive), who do you think should play the lead role?
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