Seth Grahame-Smith is a very busy man. Not only has he recently completed the Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter novel sequel 'The Last American Vampire', he has a ton of screenplays on his plate that include Beetlejuice 2, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Stephen King's IT. He is also adapting Ray Bradbury's novel Something Wicked This Way Comes, which was turned into a cult classic back in 1983. His version, though, is going to be slightly different.
Seth Grahame-Smith is setting his Something Wicked This Way Comes in the 80s, whereas the original was set in the 30s. In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, he teased that the movie will feel like one of Steven Spielberg's earlier efforts, comparing it to E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and The Goonies.
"I can't help but think of this in sort of Amblin terms. Boys riding bikes, out on their own, exploring and having to face an unspeakable evil by themselves. You want the boyhood aspects of it to be authentic, and the most authentic time that I know how to represent is my own boyhood."
Something Wicked This Way Comes follows to best friends who must face off against an evil carnival that has rolled into town to collect souls. Seth Grahame-Smith hopes to retain some of the novel that was lost in the first adaptation. He recently finished a treatment for the movie, explaining:
"A great writer named David Leslie Johnson is going to write the script, based on a treatment I am just about to finish now. I hope to get a draft from him in the early spring and then start trying to make it real. The fast track, I would love to shoot in the fall of this year-if the draft came in really strong, if the studio liked it. It needs to take place in the autumn. I always say it's a movie that you need to be able to smell the chimney smoke in the air."
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