Pegg, Dante Team For "Casting The Runes"

By Garth Franklin Thursday May 9th 2013 08:42PM

Filmmaker Joe Dante ("Gremlins," "Small Soldiers") is teaming with actor Simon Pegg ("Star Trek," "Hot Fuzz") for an adaptation of M.R. James ghost story "Casting the Runes".

David Tully penned the script which has reported "modernized" the story, a tale that has previously been adapted for television, radio, and on film in 1957's "Night Of The Demon."

In this version, a rising young actor inexplicably hurls himself in front of an oncoming subway train.

A celebrity gossip blogger Mark Dunning smells a story in the actor's connection to self-help guru Simon Karswell. He soon discovers the gury is in command of dark occult forces.

Source: Bleeding Cool