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Based on the Ray Bradbury novel of the same name, Something Wicked This Way Comes centers on a teenage boy whose sleepy Midwestern hometown becomes overrun by a carnival, with a mysterious leader who can grant any wish, at a sinister cost. We first reported on the project back in March, when Seth Grahame-Smith signed on to make his directorial debut.
Ray Bradbury's "Something Wicked This Way Comes" is not just one of his finest works, it's one of the best books I've ever read, and at this point in my life, that includes thousands of titles. What makes "Wicked" so great isn't just the story, although it's got a great plot, and it's not just the language, although Bradbury ladles it on like a master. It is the way "Wicked" captures not only the feeling in the air as Halloween approaches, but the way he observes and dissects human behavior so carefully and completely. Here's a paragraph from the book that just makes me swoon. “Why love the boy in a March field with his kite braving the sky? Because our fingers burn with the hot string singeing our hands. Why love some girl viewed from a train bent to a country well? The tongue remembers iron water cool on some long lost noon. »
- Drew McWeeny
Two high-profile projects have just scored new screenwriters.
Seth Grahame-Smith helms the story of two teen boys in a small Midwestern town visited by a carnival. The carnival's leader is able to grant wishes, but at a terrible price.
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- Garth Franklin
With Halloween coming up tomorrow, new information about Disney’s adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s seminal October novel Something Wicked This Way Comes seems rather apropos. The planned film version of the fantastic novel already has a director in the form of author/screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith, and now, it also has a writer: Wrath of the Titans scribe David Leslie Johnson.
Something Wicked This Way Comes is based on the Bradbury novel of the same name, and tells the story of two adolescent boys whose small Midwestern town is invaded by a traveling circus. The circus, and its head honcho Mr. Dark, promise to give the townfolk all they ever wanted, but at much higher price than a sideshow ticket. The novel has been adapted by Disney once before, in a version featuring Jonathan Pryce as Mr. Dark.
With the hiring of Johnson to pen the script, it now appears »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
Earlier this year it was announced that Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Dark Shadows scribe Seth Grahame-Smith has plans to make his directorial debut with a new big screen adaptation of Ray Bradbury's novel, Something Wicked This Way Comes. The Hollywood Reporter today brings word that Wrath of the Titans screenwriter David Leslie Johnson is now set to draft the project for Walt Disney Pictures. »
Disney's adaptation of Ray Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes has hired Wrath of the Titans writer David Leslie Johnson to pen the script. Author and screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith will make his directorial debut with the project. The story follows two teen boys whose small Midwestern town is taken over by a carnival featuring a mysterious leader who seems to be able to grant the townsfolk's wishes — but at a very dark cost. Disney and KatzSmith Productions announced in March that they would move forward on a film based on Bradbury's 1962 fantasy novel. Grahame-Smith is an
- Rebecca Ford
Today was a busy day for some of the smaller guilds with the Visual Effects Society, the Cinema Audio Society, and the Makeup and Hairstylists Guilds all announcing their nominations for 2013.
First, we have the Ves, whose main category to look at is “Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Feature Motion Picture,” where we find Gravity and four other nominees that are just going to have to be happy with the fact that they got nominated. This is perhaps the easiest category to call in the entirety of awards season, and I don’t mean just here, but for the Oscar as well (Last year’s winner, Life of Pi, easily took this category before going on to claim the Oscar). It’s true that films like The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and Star Trek Into Darkness had outstanding effects as well, but nothing even came close to the amazing, »
- Jeff Beck
7 items from 2014
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