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Jay Baruchel has two new writing projects lined up

Jessica Dorrell

by: Jessica Dorrell
May 5th, 2011

Jay Baruchel

Jay Baruchel has two new writing projects lined up, coming on the heels of his first big writing project, GOON, wrapping production. Baruchel co-wrote GOON, his upcoming film which he is also producing, with Evan Goldberg. Baruchel also stars in the film with Seann William Scott and Liev Schreiber.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Baruchel will also be penning the adaptation of Kickstart Comic's Random Acts of Violence. Kickstart Comics, which is run by Jason Netter, is involved in producing comic based material and had their hand in WANTED as well as the Syfy series, Painkiller Jane. Kickstart is also beginning to develop Preacher, The Boys, and Monster Attack Network.

Random Acts of  Violence is written by Jimmy Palmioti and Justin Gray, who are also responsible for bringing us DC's Jonah Hex. The Hollywood Reporter has a summary of Random Acts:

"Random Acts is the blood-soaked story of two comic creators and their ultimate horror character Slasherman creation gone very wrong. The creators start to see success flowing like a river, but when that river turns bloody and people start dying in the midst of a signing tour, it becomes clear that their creation has taken a life of its own."

Baruchel is also in final talks for Summit's EXORCISM DIARIES. The film will be based on a book The Real Story Behind The Exorcist by Mark Opsasnick. The book follows a "reporter searching for the truth behind the most famous exorcism in history, but soon discovers that the real-life story is not quite finished. As a result, she finds herself in harm’s way of the same supernatural entity that she is chasing."

The film will be produced by Roy Lee, Sonny Mallhi, and Doug Davison. Baruchel also recently joined the cast of David Cronenberg's COSMOPOLIS and will be reprising his role as Hiccup in the DreamWorks sequel of HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON.

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