We thought Daniel Radcliffe would always be our cute little wizard savior, but it turns out, the devil is in the details.
This year Radcliffe made a successful splatter with his first post-"Potter" role "The Woman In Black," and now The Wrap reports he will venture once again into the creepy underbelly of the horror genre for "Horns."
"Take that, children who look up to me!" Radcliffe probably says.
The project is based on a novel by Joe Hill, creator of the phenomenal comic book series "Locke & Key" who also happens to be terrorific novelist Stephen King's son.
Some of King's penchant for scares apparently shined off on his progeny, who crafted a diabolic tale of 26-year-old Ignatius "Ig" Perrish waking up one morning to find evil-looking horns poking out of his noggin, and a girlfriend who's mysteriously been raped and murdered. Yikes!
Like Potter Ig has mystical powers at his command, except his horns "make people confess their sins and give in to their most unspeakable impulses." We don't think that was covered under "Expecto Patronum."
Also making a deal with the devil -a.k.a. Hollywood- is cult genre filmmaker Alexandre Aja ("The Hills Have Eyes," "Piranha 3D"), who shall direct from an adapted screenplay by Keith Bunin ("In Treatment").
Principal photography is set to begin this fall, and it should only be a matter of months after that when studio heads panic and decide to re-title the movie "Harry Potter and the Secret of Horns."