Producer Jason Blum's Blumhouse Productions, the company behind last weekend's record-breaking horror sequel Insidious Chapter 2, is launching their next franchise with Incarnate, which has Aaron Eckhart attached to star.

The story follows an unorthodox exorcist who has the ability to peer inside the subconscious of a possessed person. He is faced with his most difficult challenge yet when he learns that a nine-year-old boy is possessed by a malevolent demon from his past.

Brad Peyton (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island) is directing from a screenplay by Ronnie Christensen (Dark Tide). Jason Blum is producing, with Couper Samuelson, Michael Seitzman and Trevor Engelson serving as executive producers. Blumhouse will produce and co-finance the project with IM Global. Blumhouse has a first-look deal with Universal Pictures, although Incarnate doesn't have a studio home at this time.

Aaron Eckhart most recently starred in the action-thriller Olympus Has Fallen, and he will next be seen in I, Frankenstein.