A new take on horror anthology series “Tales From the Crypt” – part of TNT’s planned Horror Block, which was to also include “Time of Death” and “Creatures” – was greenlit back in April 2016, but rights issues delayed the project to the point that we were wondering if it was ever actually going to see the light of day. Sadly, it’s not looking very good at all.
In a new chat with Digital Spy, M. Night Shyamalan may have just hammered the final nail in the coffin of the exciting reboot project he had been developing with TNT.
“I think it’s dead,” he told the site. “We tried everything that we could. That was so mired in people that had rights to it… constantly mired from the original comic books to the people that did the original show and that was a very contentious era for that show and who was involved and all the stuff that had nothing to do with me, a generation before me.”
Shyamalan added, “I begged them, ‘Please just give me the rights, we’ll do it this way, you’re going to be really happy’. But it didn’t work out that way and here we are.”
Sigh. Messy rights issues claim another one.