“Something Wicked This Way Comes” Getting a Remake

Jason McDonald

I don’t know where the horror community stands on Disney’s “Something Wicked This Way Comes”, but I know they generally loathe the idea of remakes. So I’m preparing myself for the worst with this article.

Deadline has learned that Disney is tasking Seth Grahame-Smith (“Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”) with creating an all new adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s classic novel “Something Wicked This Way Comes.”  Here’s how Deadline describes the original novel:

The novel tells the story of how Mr. Dark, the evil proprietor of a traveling carnival who preys on the residents of a small town by bartering possession of their souls for the dreams each one has.

And while many might be calling foul regarding this remake, Deadline points out that Bradbury felt the script he wrote for the original movie wasn’t a faithful adaptation of his novel.  So if the guy who created the thing wasn’t satisfied with the finished product, what’s the harm of having another crack at it?

While speaking with Deadline, Grahame-Smith defended the project by explaining that it isn’t going to be a remake.

I’m not remaking the movie; I want the haunted atmosphere that makes the book so chilling, and I want to reinstate some of the classic scenes from the book that were missing from the ’83 film.

Personally, I haven’t seen the original film and don’t have a strong connections to it.  I welcome this new adaptation as it sounds like they’re trying to inject new life into the concept, rather than copy and paste what was previously done.  But how about those of you that have seen the movie or read the novel?  Does this new adaptation appeal to you? Let us know.


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      1. Shannon Marie March 13, 2014 at 3:26 am

        That’s awesome…one of my favorite movies as a kid !!!! :)

      2. Scott Moore March 13, 2014 at 3:28 am

        The original is one of my favorites! excited to see the outcome of this one :)

      3. Karen Neko March 13, 2014 at 3:36 am

        nooooooo that one was so brilliant!

      4. Tina Falcone March 13, 2014 at 3:47 am

        Hope it doesn’t suck…like most remakes

      5. Larry Brown March 13, 2014 at 4:00 am


      6. Sean T. Profit March 13, 2014 at 5:00 am

        Why? The original is timeless plus Disney now is not Disney then. It’ll suck.

      7. Jeff Carson March 13, 2014 at 2:03 pm

        Does Hollywood not have an original thought in its head?

      8. Matt March 13, 2014 at 2:12 pm

        Loved it as a kid, does this tell my age LOL

      9. changeling69 March 13, 2014 at 8:25 pm

        Right on kool :):)

        • changeling69 March 13, 2014 at 8:26 pm


      10. S. Alexander Hicks March 14, 2014 at 1:29 pm

        The original film was not bad, but I have always felt, as apparently Bradbury did, that it wasn’t close enough to the novel, which was a sumptuously descriptive and atmospheric tale of childhood fascination and fear. I welcome this attempt and don’t fear it like other “remakes” because of the obvious reverence Grahame-Smith has for the source material

      11. Ultimate Horror movies March 14, 2014 at 4:09 pm
      12. mc pvc March 17, 2014 at 8:23 pm

        I liked the book because it’s dark and sinister. The movies was not that dark. I’d like to see what they do with it. not all remakes are bad.