Halloween lovers rejoice! Warner Bros has acquired the rights to adapt Ray Bradbury’s 1972 novel The Halloween Tree into a feature film. Deadline is reporting the news.

Bradbury’s coming-of-age story follows a group of boys who go out trick-or-treating on Halloween. They discover that their friend has been kidnapped by a powerful demon. To save him they will have to venture into the Land of the Dead alongside an unlikely ally, the mysterious Moundshroud.

Along the way, the boys travel through time and space. They learn about the traditions of Halloween across different cultures and eras. Finally discovering how the fear of ghosts, death, and all things spooky have shaped the world as we know it. The Halloween Tree itself serves as a metaphor for the union of these traditions.

Has The Halloween Tree Been Adapted Before?

While the Warner Bros adaptation of The Halloween Tree is sure to have its own spin on the novel. Bradbury adapted the film himself. In 1993 he wrote and narrated an animated made-for-television film produced by Hanna-Barbera. That earned him a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in an Animated Program the following year. 

Will Dunn is writing the upcoming adaptation. Dunn is a member of 20th Century Fox’s Feature Writer Program who has worked on feature films for Warner Bros and Disney. 42 Management and Production is making the film.

Following all of this, we don’t have a release date or any other details. Fans of this novel have been clamoring for an adaptation for years since Bradbury’s own.

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Source: Deadline