Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros. has tapped Will Dunn (The Fisherman) to write an adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s 1972 kid’s fantasy novel The Halloween Tree.
The Halloween Tree follows “Tom and his schoolmates who begin to investigate the strange happenings in their small town on Halloween night. Their friend Pip is abducted by a powerful demon from the Land of the Dead. With the help of an unlikely ally, a mysterious figure named Moundshroud, Tom and his pals must journey into the Land of the Dead to save their friend.”
Bradbury previously wrote a 1993 feature-length animated version of The Halloween Tree for television. The Hanna-Barbera animated film ended up taking home a Daytime Emmy Award in 1994 for Outstanding Writing in an Animated Program.