Baruchel To Co-Write “Violence,” “Exorcism”

“The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” and “Knocked Up” actor Jay Baruchel has signed on to write an adaptation of the comic “Random Acts of Violence” and is in final negotiations to rewrite “Exorcism Diaries” for Summit Entertainment says Heat Vision.

Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray’s ‘Random’ is the gory story of two comic creators and their ultimate horror character creation gone very wrong.

The creators start to see success flowing like a river, but when that river turns bloody and people start dying in the midst of a signing tour, it becomes clear that their creation has taken on a life of its own.

‘Exorcism’ centers on a reporter searching for the truth behind the most famous exorcism in history, but soon discovers that the real-life story is not quite finished.

As a result, she finds herself in harm’s way of the same supernatural entity that she is chasing. Adam Simon and Tim Metcalfe created the original pitch which Summit acquired.

Baruchel and his writing partner Jesse Chabot will work on both projects. Barucehel also co-wrote the recently wrapped hockey comedy “Goon”.