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Adaptation Watch: Ray Bradbury’s SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES Gets Another Film Adaptation

Deadline is reporting that another film adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s classic 1962 novel Something Wicked This Way Comes is in the works.

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.

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