According to reports, Egyptian star Mohamed Karim has made a deal with Dark Castle Entertainment to develop Middle East-set horror film Book of Chaos, which is based on an original idea by Karim.
As reported in The Hollywood Reporter, “the film follows a ‘relentlessly driven Egyptologist’ who, searching for the secrets of a long-buried prophecy, unwittingly unleashes an ancient evil and must battle demonic spirits, a dark cult and the gods themselves to save the world and the woman he loves.”
Thomas M. Hewlett is set to write the screenplay, with Karim also set to play one of the lead roles. Dark Castle Entertainment’s Alex Mace, Hal Sadoff and Ethan Erwin will produce Book of Chaos.
Karim, who starred in 2019 action film A Score to Settle alongside Nicolas Cage, juggles time between the US and the Middle East, where he is also known for hosting a pan-Middle East version of talent show The Voice from 2012 to 2014. He has also appeared in Egyptian TV series Ard Gaw (2019) and stars alongside Bruce Willis in upcoming film A Day to Die.