Sometimes…sometimes there simply are not enough words to capture how goofy, inane, and misguided a film or television project can be, but perhaps today we’ve found a new term to capture when a Hollywood project crosses over into simple, stupid self-parody: we’ll call it Sleepy Hollow. Why? Because that’s the name of a new TV series set to launch this fall on Fox. It’s premise? Ichabod Crane, after 250 years of death, awakens in present day to battle the Headless Horseman in modern day America, only to learn that said Headless Horseman is one of the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse. Oh, he also teams up with a female police partner in order to solve mysteries along the way, in order to rip of The X-Files and the National Treasure movies.
Created by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, who seem to bound and determined to destroy television as well as film, the Sleepy Hollow storyline, as /Film notes, seems to cobble story elements from literally every sci-fi property it can think of. It’s an almost staggeringly insulting trailer, and one can’t image the full series being much better. Check it out:
So, thoughts? Are we being unfair, or is this one of the worst trailers you’ve seen for anything in recent memory?
What do you think of the trailer?