Ray Bradbury’s classic tale Something Wicked This Way Comes had been in the works for a long time to be made as a film, but the end result, released by Disney in 1983, didn’t cut the mustard. Now, big surprise, there are plans to right this injustice with a remake.
As Deadline tells us, Disney will be doing the reboot, and writer Seth Grahame-Smith (Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter) will be making his directing debut on it.
As Grahame-Smith told Deadline, “I have been so crazy about this book, and it was such a formative title in my life that I actually wrote a piece on NPR about why it is so important for young males to read. I’m not remaking the movie; I want the haunted atmosphere that makes the book so chilling, and I want to reinstate some of the classic scenes from the book that were missing from the ’83 film.”
Deadline also reports that Grahame-Smith is still working on the long awaited sequel to Beetlejuice with Tim Burton, and hopefully Michael Keaton will be coming back for it.
There were many who wanted to see Something Wicked get made the right way, including Don Coscarelli, the director of Phantasm, who couldn’t get the rights to the story, but he put a lot of elements of it into his 1979 horror classic. Here’s another chance to finally try and get this one right, so please give it your all guys, try and make Bradbury proud.