The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed what first appeared on the pre-strike priority list we posted mid-September – that Randall Wallace (Braveheart) will direct The Arcanum, a Thomas Wheeler-scripted fantasy adventure being produced by Paul Brooks’ Gold Circle.
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. Gold Circle’s Scott Niemeyer and Norm Waitt will executive produce.