The literary classic, which combines elements of fantasy and horror, is about two 14-year-old boys who visit a traveling carnival that is more than it appears. The carnival is run by the evil “Mr. Dark”, a mysterious figure trades dreams for souls; Mr. Dark bears a tattoo for every person that has been lured to the park by the possibility of living out their secret fantasies, and who subsequently became bound to servicing the carnival.
Disney — who produced the 1983 movie starring Jason Robards, Jonathan Pryce and Diane Ladd — is also producing the new adaptation, which will more closely follow the book. So says Seth Grahame-Smith who will be writing the new big screen adaptation. Seth Grahame-Smith is the author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (and it’s upcoming sequel) as well as the screenwriter or the upcoming Tim Burton Beetlejuice sequel.