Horror legend Wes Craven is coming back in a big way! The writer and director of such seminal horror classics as The Hills Have Eyes, A Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream has inked a first-look deal with Universal Cable Products to develop programming for NBC Universal. Craven has announced two projects that he will be bringing to Syfy, first will be We Are All Completely Fine which is an adaptation of Daryl Gregory’s horror novel of the same name and secondly will be a television series based on his own 1991 film, The People Under The Stairs.
Craven is set to write and direct the adaptation of We Are All Completely Fine. Syfy is trying to bolster their horror fare with these projects.
“Wes is an icon whose films have captivated audiences for decades,” said UCP EVP Dawn Olmstead. “We’re thrilled to be working with him and to be able to bring his enormous talent and unique blend of horror, humor and intelligence to television.”
It’s rumored that Craven will be developing a third project for the network, Disciples, which is based on Steve Niles’ graphic novel.
We Are All Completely Fine tells the story of Dr. Jan Sayer, an enigmatic psychologist who gathers survivors of five horror-movie scenarios in a support group – and unwittingly unlocks the evils of her patients’ pasts. As their traumas are brought back to the surface, they uncover which monsters they face are within — and which are lurking in plain sight. Craven is attached to write the script, and has signed on to direct the potential pilot. Craven, Ben Smith & Jeffrey Weiner from Captivate Entertainment, and Sara Bottfeld from Industry Entertainment executive produce.
The People Under The Stairs is described as a contemporary Downton Abbey meets The Amityville Horror. When a young woman goes missing at the grand Robeson Family Manor, her search unveils the centuries-old horrors that lie deep within the estate. Michael Reisz (Shadowhunters) will write the adaptation and will executive produce with Craven, Shep Gordon from Alive Productions, and Tracey Murray and Bottfeld from Industry Entertainment.
More on these projects as they are announced!