Filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan spoke with Crave Online this week and confirmed that the upcoming reboot of the “Tales From the Crypt” property will adapt some stories from the original 1950s EC Comics.
Shyamalan, who is producing the series, confirmed the adaptations and that the show has access to using material from EC’s The Vault of Horror. In fact there’s already a few stories they have in mind to adapt:
“There’s a bunch. I have a folder of my favorites, like my twenty or thirty favorites. I’m trying to remember them. I mean they’re so weird. There’s one where there’s a bewitching one, where an old lady bewitches and takes the wife, and the husband has to figure it out. He keeps the old lady in the closet but that’s really his wife now. They’ve swapped, you know? And he can’t kill this woman but she’s now a beautiful woman.”
The show will also include crowd-sourced stories and original stories. Shyamalan’s hope is that some of these episodes will star some familiar faces. The likes of Tom Hanks, Kirk Douglas, Patricia Arquette and Steve Buscemi popped up in the original HBO series. Shyamalan will also direct some episodes.