‘Star Trek’ Writers Plotting ‘Sleepy Hollow’ TV Series
Not sure if torrential rain outside, or a million gothic fanboy tears of joy…from the writers that brought you the first ‘Transformers,’ the ‘Star Trek‘ reboot, ‘Fringe,’ ‘The Amazing Spider-Man‘ sequel and countless other geek joygasms is ready make you lose your head, as they gear up for a ‘Sleepy Hollow’ adaptation on the small screen. But what director is total-ly on board for the project, and what twist have they added?
According to a new report from Deadline, acclaimed writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman will next take a trip to ‘Sleepy Hollow’ in order to adapt for TV the classic legend, placing it into a modern-day context. Hailing from 20th Century Fox TV and Kurtzman and Orci’s studio-based K/O Paper Products, ‘Sleepy Hollow’ also boasts ‘Total Recall‘ remake and ‘Underworld’ director Len Wiseman.
Set in the modern day, ‘Sleep Hollow’ will chronicle classic protagonist Ichabod Crane as he partners with Sleepy Hollow’s local female sheriff to solve the mysteries of a town “ravaged by the battle between good and evil.” Kurtzman and Orci previously worked with director J.J. Abrams to pen the original ‘Fringe’ pilot, and also Wiseman on the ‘Hawaii Five-0‘ pilot, which the pair co-wrote and Wiseman directed. Kurtzman and Orci will write the ‘Sleepy Hollow’ script with Phillip Iscove, on whose idea the project will be based.
The show will be pitched to the big four networks, NBC, FOX, CBS and ABC. Poor The CW.
What say you? Does a modern adaptation of ‘Sleepy Hollow’ sound like something you could be interested in? How would you like to see the classic mythology play out? Give us your take in the comments below!