“Dark Shadows” and “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” scribe Seth Grahame-Smith is set to make his feature directorial debut on a new film adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s thriller novel “Something Wicked This Way Comes” for Disney Pictures.
The story follows Mr. Dark, the proprietor of a traveling carnival who preys on a small town by making deals for the townsfolk’s souls in exchange for the dreams that each one desires.
Grahame-Smith is set to write a treatment, the studio will then hire a writer to work on the script while Grahame-Smith continues his wok on a “Beetlejuice 2” script. David Katzenberg will produce.
Disney previously adapted the property back in 1983 which Bradbury himself adapted, but later expressed disappointment that much was lost in translation.
Grahame-Smith says he plans to ignore the film and return to the book, including some of the classic scenes missing from the previous film.