Syfy is working with Wes Craven to develop a TV series based on the film The People Under the Stairs, along with others.
Wes Craven is about to have a slew of projects in the works at Syfy, which should excite horror fans. The People Under the Stairs was a 1991 film that starred Brandon Adams, A. J. Langer, Everett McGill and Wendy Robie and told the creepy tale of a pair of siblings that kidnap children to make them part of their twisted family. The new TV project is being described as “a contemporary Downton Abbey meets The Amityville Horror.”
Other TV series in development by the network and Craven are: We Are All Completely Fine, based on Daryl Gregory’s book of the same name, in which a mysterious psychologist draws out twisted evils from her patients’ pasts and Disciples, a futuristic drama based on the comics by Steve Niles, which follows what might happen if the world’s wealthiest people begin to colonize the moons of our solar system. (via TVLine)
Craven recently spoke about another of his classics that’s being remade for TV, Scream. MTV is adapting the series and decided to change a major detail from the original…the iconic Ghostface mask. Needless to say, Craven doesn’t think the change is the best idea.
“It’s something we didn’t try to change. With Freddy [Krueger] and the New Nightmare, I felt that I probably should have stuck with the original face. [With Scream,] we just let Ghostface be Ghostface.
“It would have been safer [not to change Freddy],” he continued. “I’m not going to speculate in public, probably shouldn’t have even mentioned it, but you know, sometimes you realize that something’s not broken, so don’t fix it. And that was the course we took on all the Scream films: Don’t mess with that, it’s just perfect.”
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