So this is cool! The cult supernatural 1997 horror film The Wishmaster, about an evil genie played by Andrew Divoff (which was executive produced by Nightmare on Elm Street's Wes Craven, but directed by Deadly Impact's Robert Kurtzman), never got a movie tie-in novelization during its initial release. However, that's all about to change as Encyclopocalypse Publications is releasing a new, officially-licensed novelization for the film early next year!
Here's the official press release:
In the fall of 1997, Wes Craven presented the world with a brand new Horror franchise.
Written by the creator of Hellraiser 2, 3 & 4, Peter Atkins, and directed by one third of the legendary KNB Effects Group, Robert Kurtzman – Wishmaster was an instant genre hit upon release, and went on to spawn three sequels, action figures and even a staged musical!
The movie introduced horror fans to a new and enduring villain – the Djinn. A demonic genie who would offer wishes but would only grant nightmares.
Wishmaster showcased its tale with an abundance of imagination and excitement, establishing itself as a classic worthy of its creator's lineage – yet unlike many of its contemporaries, it never received a novelization.
Now 23 years later, Encyclopocalypse Publications step into the fray to right this wrong. Encyclopocalypse has partnered with Peter Atkins to bring an original novelization to life. The book, written by Christian Francis, is based on Atkins’ original screenplay.
Meanwhile, The Wishmaster's novelization will be coming out January 31, 2021! Here's the official synopsis of the film:
A gemologist (Tammy Lauren) unwittingly frees an evil genie (Andrew Divoff) that plays deadly tricks on her friends and acquaintances.
So what do you guys think? And what other classic horror films that didn't have novelizations during their initial release would you like to see get official novelizations? Either way, sound off below!