Chris Columbus to Direct Horror Movie Based on the Magazine ‘Creepy’
Chris Columbus, known for decades as a director who strikes terror and fear into the hearts of moviegoers (kidding) is going to produce and direct a movie that's a bit out of the family friendly zone he's normally accustomed to.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Columbus, the man who directed the first two Harry Potter movies and more recently 'Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief,' is going to produce and direct a movie based off of the popular magazine 'Creepy.' It will be a four-part horror anthology film and Columbus will direct one of the four parts and oversee the project with his production company, 1492.
'Creepy' was a black-and-white publication that came out in 1964 and ran until 1983. It was then resurrected in 2009 and currently runs to this day as a comic horror magazine. Its sister publications were 'Eerie' and 'Vampirella.'
Here's what Columbus had to say about it:
"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 have the opportunity to bring these unique tales to the screen and share them with today's audiences."
Dan Braun and Josh Braun acquired the rights to publish 'Creepy' magazine and seem to be just as excited about the news.
"We have always been fans of anthology horror films such as the Trilogy of Terror and Tales From the Crypt, and it has been our goal to figure out a way to make a great Creepy anthology. Chris and Michael and their team at 1492 are the perfect partners to bring this to life."
Here's to hoping they tell us some good stories and find some great horror directors to bring them to life. Maybe in Columbus' short he'll kill a bunch of boy wizards with flying brooms.