Screenwriter Lindsey Beer is set to scribble the script for the reboot of the classic horror title ‘Sleepy Hollow’ besides directing it.
In addition, she will also produce alongside Todd Garner and Spencer Walken of Broken Road Productions, reports ‘Deadline’.
‘Sleepy Hollow’, which tells the story of the headless horseman who terrorizes a small town and its newest resident, Ichabod Crane, has seen many iterations over the decades including the 1949 Disney animated movie and the 2010s Fox TV series. The most popular one was produced by Paramount in 1999 and starred Johnny Depp as Crane with Tim Burton directing.
As per ‘Deadline’, the film grossed more than $200 million at the worldwide box office and remains a must-watch during the Halloween season. Exact plot details are unknown for Beer’s adaptation at this time.
Beer recently made her directorial debut with the upcoming ‘Pet Sematary’ prequel for Paramount, which Lorenzo Di Bonaventura is producing. The film is in post-production and is set to be released this year. ‘Deadline’ further states that prior to making her jump to directing, Beer has been one of the most sought-after writers in Hollywood, having recently worked on the new ‘Star Trek’ film for Paramount and Bad Robot.
She also recently turned in a draft for a remake of Bambi for Disney, and Hello Kitty for New Line and Beau Flynn for which she also serves as an executive producer. Garner is the founder and head of Broken Road Productions, which has an overall with Paramount.
His Broken Road credits include ‘Mortal Kombat’, ‘Vacation Friends’, ‘Haunt’, ‘The Possession of Hanna Grace’, ‘Tag’, ‘Isn’t It Romantic’, ‘Paul Blart: Mall Cop’ and its sequel, ‘Knight and Day’.