Here in the UK, most people will only know the legend of Sleepy Hollow and of the Headless Horseman as a result of Tim Burton’s 1999 vision of Washington Irving’s classic tale. However, the story is widely known in the US and is, in fact, one of the most beloved slices of American literature.
It seems that the legend shows no signs of dying as Deadline are reporting that, not one, but two TV series based upon the story, are in the works.
First up, American network The CW is currently engaged in talks to bring Sleepy Hollow, a drama series project from Missing writers Patrick Macmanus and Grant Scharbo, to the small screen.
The project, described as a boundary-pushing horror story for television, is a contemporary take on the story, in which FBI Agent Ichabod Crane arrives in Sleepy Hollow to investigate a mysterious beheading.
Modern take? Could be interesting.
So, the second version looks set to come courtesy of FOX and is packing some big-budget talent.
20th Century Fox TV’s Sleepy Hollow has been written by Transformers writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, while Total Recall and Underworld’s Len Wiseman looks set to direct what is being described as ”a modern–day supernatural thriller based on the legend of Sleepy Hollow which follows 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”.
So there you go. Which do you prefer the sound of?
More as it comes.
SOURCE – Deadline