Seth Grahame-Smith to Adapt Something Wicked This Way Comes

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Dark Shadows scribe Seth Grahame-Smith has been hired to draft an adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s novel, Something Wicked This Way Comes. Deadline reports that Walt Disney Pictures, who previously adapted the tome for the big screen in 1983, are developing a feature remake.

Published in 1962, Something Wicked This Way Comes is officially described as follows:

For those who still dream and remember, for those yet to experience the hypnotic power of its dark poetry, step inside. The show is about to begin.The carnival rolls in sometime after midnight, ushering in Halloween a week early. The shrill siren song of a calliope beckons to all with a seductive promise of dreams and youth regained. In this season of dying, Cooger & Dark’s Pandemonium Shadow Show has come to Green Town, Illinois, to destroy every life touched by its strange and sinister mystery. And two boys will discover the secret of its smoke, mazes, and mirrors; two friends who will soon know all too well the heavy cost of wishes. . .and the stuff of nightmare.

Deadline notes that Grahame-Smith will only be providing the treatment for the project before it is passed on to another, as of yet unnamed, writer.


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