Ray Bradbury’s The Halloween Tree coming to the big screen!

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

According to Deadline, Warner Bros. has acquired the rights to Ray Bradbury's 1972 coming-of-age fantasy novel THE HALLOWEEN TREE to adapt into a feature film. Here's the official synopsis:

Tom and his schoolmates 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.

The boys with Moundshroud pursue their friend across time and space traveling to ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, and to places such as the Notre Dame Cathedral in medieval Paris, and the Day of the Dead in Mexico. Along the way, they learn the origins of the holiday that they celebrate, and the role that the fear of death, ghosts, and the haunts has played in shaping civilization. The Halloween Tree itself, with its many branches laden with jack-o’-lanterns, serves as a metaphor for the historical confluence of these traditions.

This wouldn't be the first time the book has been adapted, as Bradbury himself wrote and narrated the 1993 made-for-TV animated version that starred Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Moundshroud. It even won an Emmy the next year for Outstanding Writing in an Animated Program! 

It is unclear, however, if this will be live-action or another animated feature, but we'll keep you updated!

So what do you guys think? Any fans of the original novel? If so, how do you feel about a new adaptation? Either way, sound off below!

Source: Deadline

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