Randall Wallace signs on to helm ‘The Arcanum’

November 14th, 2007 - 2:44 am ICT by admin  
Wallace will be directing from a script penned by Thomas Wheeler.

The movie has been adapted from Wheeler’s debut novel, the 1919-set story follows Arthur Conan Doyle as he leads a secret society known as the Arcanum-whose members include magician Harry Houdini, voodoo priestess Marie Laveau and horror writer H.P. Lovecraft-against a powerful supernatural force that threatens the world, reports the Hollywood Reporter.

Paul Brooks’ Gold Circle is producing with Scott Niemeyer and Norm Waitt on board as executive producers.

Gold Circle’s Guy Danella, who brought the project into the shingle, will shepherd through production.

Mandate Pictures will handle international sales.

Wallace most recently adapted Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged” for Lionsgate and was nominated for a best screenplay Oscar for “Braveheart.”

His directing credits include “We Were Soldiers” and “The Man in the Iron Mask.”

He is currently working on “Captain Cook’s Extraordinary Atlas,” a fantasy about a girl who explores an alternate world that exists beneath our own with the help of a magical tlas. (ANI)

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