Disney’s 1983 film Something Wicked This Way Comes has long been a cult favorite among children of the early 1980s, telling as it does the dark, autumnal tale of a carnival that comes to a small town and begins to slowly unleash darkness upon it. And so, it is only inevitable that a cult 1980s property would eventually get the remake treatment, and of course, Seth Grahame-Smith will cooking up an outline for the remake that will then be taken on by another writer.
Seth Grahame-Smith seemingly has become the go-to guy to tackle rebooted properties—after adapting his own Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Grahame-Smith has had a hand in the Dark Shadows film reboot, is taking a pass at the Fantastic Four reboot, and is producing the Gremlins reboot, in addition to writing a sequel to Beetlejuice.
Before he ransacks another beloved cult property, Grahame-Smith had this to say:
It is a classic coming-of-age, father-son story about the transition from childhood to adulthood and how kids can’t wait to be adults and adults romanticize their childhoods. 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.
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