Horns is based on Joe Hill’s best-selling novel. Aja will direct from an adapted screenplay by Keith Bunin.
Radcliffe will play Ig Perrish, the lead suspect in the violent rape and killing of his girlfriend. Hung over from a night of hard drinking, Ig awakens one morning to find horns starting to grow from his head. Their power drives people to confess sins and give in to selfish impulses — an effective tool in his quest to discover the circumstances of his girlfriend’s death and for exacting revenge.
Hill’s rock ‘n’ roll-infused dark fantasy explores why bad things happen to good people and what the loss of true love can do to a man. The book was on The New York Times best-seller list for six weeks and has become an international best-seller as well.