Seth Grahame-Smith (writer of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Dark Shadows and the upcoming Beetlejuice 2) has been hired by Disney to direct a new adaptation of the Ray Bradbury classic Something Wicked This Way Comes. The studio last approached the material in a 1983 film, and this new outing will mark Graham-Smith’s feature directorial debut.
Grahame-Smith will write a treatment ASAP and then another writer will be brought onboard to actually write the screenplay. He tells Deadline, “I have been so crazy about this book, and it was such a formative title in my life that I actually wrote a piece on NPR about why it is so important for young males to read. It is a classic coming-of-age, father-son story about the transition from childhood to adulthood and how kids can’t wait to be adults and adults romanticize their childhoods. I’m not remaking the movie; I want the haunted atmosphere that makes the book so chilling, and I want to reinstate some of the classic scenes from the book that were missing from the ’83 film.”
The reason Grahame-Smith isn’t doing the script? He’s still churning out Beetlejuice 2 for Tim Burton, which would indicate that that project actually has some kind of remotely pressing timeline.
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