The work of author Ray Bradbury continues to inspire new and exciting projects...
...Via Deadline, Will Dunn has been tapped by Warner Bros to adapt Ray Bradbury's (Something Wicked this Way Comes) 1972 fantasy novel The Halloween Tree into a feature film!
In The Halloween Tree:
"Tom and his schoolmates begin to investigate the strange happenings in their small town on Halloween night. Their friend Pip is abducted by a powerful demon from the Land of the Dead. With the help of an unlikely ally, a mysterious figure named Moundshroud, Tom and his pals must journey into the Land of the Dead to save their friend.
In the book, the boys with Moundshroud pursue their friend across time and space traveling to ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, and to places such as the Notre Dame Cathedral in medieval Paris, and the Day of the Dead in Mexico. Along the way, they learn the origins of the holiday that they celebrate, and the role that the fear of death, ghosts, and the haunts has played in shaping civilization. The Halloween Tree itself, with its many branches laden with jack-o’-lanterns, serves as a metaphor for the historical confluence of these traditions."
Bradbury previously wrote and narrated Hanna-Barbera’s 1993 feature-length animated version of the novel for television.
Los Angeles- and London-based management and production company 42 are producing the feature film adaptation with Charlie Morrison overseeing the project.
By Matt Konopka