Coming off the success of the movie ‘The Woman in Black,’ Daniel Radcliffe will once again delve into the supernatural and has signed on to star in the lead role as Ig Perrish in the horror film ‘Horns.’
The film is a based on the novel of the same name by Joe Hill (whose dad just happens to be the king of horror novels himself, Stephen King). It follows the story of Ignatius (Ig) Perrish, the number one suspect for the violent rape and murder of his girlfriend, Merrin. On the first anniversary of Merrin’s murder, Ig spends the night drunk and doing awful things. Hung-over from a night of hard drinking, Ig awakens one morning to find horns starting to grow from his own head and soon realizes their power drives people to confess their sins and give in to their most selfish and unspeakable impulses. He decides to use this new power in his quest to discover the true circumstances of his late girlfriend’s tragedy and for exacting revenge on her killer.
The book was adapted by Keith Bunin (‘In Treatment’) and will be directed by Alexandre Aja (‘The Hills Have Eyes,’ ‘Piranha’). Aja was very drawn to this project stating, “After reading Joe Hill’s cult book, I couldn’t resist temptation to dive into the devilish underworld and reinvent a universal myth. ‘Horns’ is a wild ride of sin and crime, with a love story in its heart.”
The role of Perrish was originally given to Shia LaBeouf but now that Radcliffe is firmly in place, additional casting can commence with production to begin as early fall.
Radcliffe has been choosing roles in order to avoid the ‘Harry Potter’ typecasting stigma and it looks like this next film will again prove that he can play more than a wizard with a magic wand.