Gold Circle Picks Up Arcanum

Gold Circle Films has picked up feature rights to Thomas Wheeler’s fantasy-adventure “The Arcanum” out of turnaround from Miramax reports Variety.

“The Arcanum,” Wheeler’s debut novel, is set in 1919 and follows the titular secret society comprising the era’s leading occult investigators — Arthur Conan Doyle, Harry Houdini, H.P. Lovecraft and Marie Laveau — as they battle demons descending on New York City, including a serial killer of angels.

Gold Circle hopes to turn the property into a potential franchise. Wheeler (“Supernova”) also penned the screenplay.