In some fun news for genre fans, Ray Bradbury’s The Halloween Tree is being adapted for the big screen.
Courtesy of Deadline, Bradbury’s 1972 fantasy tale is getting the movie treatment over at Warner Brothers. Will Dunn has been tasked with penning the film’s screenplay.
For those not familiar with The Halloween Tree, the official word on the novel reads:
The Halloween Tree follows Tom and his schoolmates who 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.
This adventure all plays out across a whole variety of locations throughout literal time and space, with Tom and his pals diving deep on the true origins of Halloween.
Previously, Hanna-Barbera teamed with Ray Bradbury to serve up an animated TV movie take on The Halloween Tree back in 1993.
Expect more on this new The Halloween Tree adaptation as it develops.