John Carpenter to Unleash his Inner Darkchylde

As part of his horror comeback, director John Carpenter has signed on to direct the live-action movie “Darkchylde”, based on the comic book by Randy Queen.

STYD fills us in on the particulars:

The film is based on the comic by Randy Queen about an amiable southern teen cursed to become the creatures from her many recurring nightmares. Every time Ariel Chylde transforms, she sheds her skin and a new nightmare emerges from her Id to act out her deepest, darkest impulses.

Offering a stark contrast to super hero comics, Darkchylde was a breakout sensation of the late 90’s and early 2000’s, garnering immediate acclaim, and an unusually large female fanbase. The property went on to outsell Spider-Man, Superman, and Batman in both domestic and foreign audiences, and has been realized in toys, trading cards, apparel, lunch boxes, mini busts, and more recently a hit crossover with Top Cow, and a statue from PopCultureShockToys.

Here’s a look at Darkchylde herself. Yup, that is one mighty dark, er, chylde. As I recall, most of “Darkchylde’s” comic book covers always had a clothing optional policy. I’m sure it had nothing to do with the character being drawn by horny dudes, though.