The Headless Horseman will ride again!
After signing an overall deal with the studio, Lindsey Beer and Paramount are looking to resurrect the classic gothic slasher. Sources tell Deadline that Beer is set to write, direct, and produce a Sleepy Hollow remake.
The tale about 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. The film grossed more than $200 million at the worldwide box office and remains a must-watch during the Halloween season.
Specific plot details are not known at this time.
Beer recently makes 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. Prior to making her jump to directing, Beer has been one of the most sought-after writers in Hollywood, having recently working 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.
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