Disney has hired screenwriter David Johnson (Wrath of the Titans) to pen the screenplay for their Something Wicked This Way Comes remake.

Based on the Ray Bradbury novel of the same name, Something Wicked This Way Comes centers on a teenage boy whose sleepy Midwestern hometown becomes overrun by a carnival, with a mysterious leader who can grant any wish, at a sinister cost. We first reported on the project back in March, when Seth Grahame-Smith signed on to make his directorial debut.

Disney previously adapted the novel into the 1983 fantasy adventure Something Wicked This Way Comes, which starred Jason Robards, Jonathan Pryce and Diane Ladd.

Seth Grahame-Smith is also producing alongside his KatzSmith Productions partner David Katzenberg. It isn't known when production may begin at this time.

David Johnson's big-screen credits include Orphan and Red Riding Hood, and he has also written for TV shows such as The Walking Dead and Mob City