Alexandre Aja has carved out a reputation as a resolutely gory director, so it’ll be interesting to see whether he reins in the blood for the latest movie he’s signed up for. THR reports that the Piranha 3D and Hills Have Eyes director will helm Horns for Mandalay Pictures.
News of the project first surfaced back in March when Shia LaBeouf attached himself to star. The film is based on Joe Hill’s (son of Stephen King) novel, about a 26-year-old man who wakes up one morning with an enormous hangover, and discovers horns are growing out of his head. He becomes convinced that the horns have something to do with the unsolved murder of his girlfriend (which would be most people’s first reaction, of course).
Aja will direct from an adapted script by Keith Bunin. There’s certainly plenty of scope for Aja trademark in your face bloodiness, but assuming LaBeouf ends up starring, it’ll be interesting if the star and studio make his tone it down.
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