Newswire: Eli Roth and Jim Carrey are teaming up

Bringing together two very disparate takes on human violence—one filled to the brim with wackiness, whimsy, and other words that start with “w,” and one so drenched in blood it needs a rusty grate in the floor to let all the viscera drain out—Variety is reporting that Jim Carrey and Eli Roth are teaming up. The duo are working together on Aleister Arcane, a film adaptation of a 2004 comic from 30 Days Of Night writer Steve Niles.

Niles’ story centers on a Svengoolie-style horror host, who enacts a terrible curse on the parents of his small town as revenge for being banned from TV. That sort of hammy mayhem sounds like a plum Carrey role—with shades of his avian, over-the-top turn in Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events—but it’s not clear what Roth is getting out of the deal. Maybe the director …

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