Writer-turned-director Randall Wallace (“We Were Soldiers,” “The Man in the Iron Mas”) will direct “The Arcanum,” a Thomas Wheeler-scripted fantasy adventure for Gold Circle says Reuters.
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.
Wheeler is doing a production polish before going out to cast. He’s also working on “Captain Cook’s Extraordinary Atlas,” a fantasy about a girl who explores an alternate world. Wallace most recently adapted Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged” for Lionsgate.