Family-friendly director, Chris Columbus, is a horror fan at heart and is currently working on the rights to turn the American horror comic-magazine, Creepy, into an anthology feature film. Columbus is currently working with his production company, 1942, and has plans to work with three other directors on the project.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the director announced his plans for a 4-part anthology film based on the classic horror magazine that was created in 1964. To bring the publication to life, 1942 productions will be working alongside Submarine/New Comic Company’s principals Dan and Josh Braun and producer Sara Feldman Sheehan.
Creepy was a horror comic-magazine that ran from 1964-1983 under Warren Publishing. Some artists featured in the mag include, Frank Frazetta, Steve Ditko, Gene Colan, and more. All rights to the production, along with sister publication Eerie, have been sold to the Braun brothers and partners, Rick Brookwell and Craig Haffner.
Columbus stated, “I am thrilled to be immersed once again in the world of Creepy and Eerie…They featured some of the most important comic book artists of the time and were incredibly influential in my desire to become a filmmaker. It is really exciting to bring these unique tales to the screen and share them with today’s audiences.”
The deal hasn’t been finalized yet and the project is in the early stages of development. There are no further details regarding the project at this time.