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 Post subject: Creepy Anthology Horror Film Led By Chris Columbus
PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 11:05 am 
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Creepy and Eerie in Development

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February 26, 2007

The popular '70s comic properties "Creepy" and "Eerie" will be developed for television and film by New York-based Submarine Entertainment and Grand Canal Film Works, reports Variety.

Dan Braun, co-topper of Submarine with brother Josh, sees theatricals as a likely platform but wouldn't rule out a TV series or digital media. "We're basically looking at this as a re-launching of the brand," he said.

Submarine and Grand Canal, which have secured worldwide rights, are developing the projects as independent productions but may also try to set them up at a studio.

The deal ends seven years of negotiations between the pair and copyright holder Jim Warren, who secured the rights to "Creepy" and "Eerie" after a legal battle with Harris Publishing.

"Creepy" and "Eerie," which were released by Warren Publishing in the 1960s, reached the peak of their popularity in the 1970s. They focused on macabre and otherworldly stories in the manner of "Tales From the Crypt" and "The Twilight Zone." Their success even prompted comics giants DC and Marvel to launch horror titles.

Though both "Creepy" and "Eerie" have horror and sci-fi elements, the duo will likely develop "Creepy" as more of a horror project and "Eerie" as a sci-fi brand.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:53 pm 
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Comic-Con 2012: Creepy Anthology Horror Film Led By Chris Columbus

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July 12, 2012

Every Comic-Con for the last few years has yielded some sort of news regarding the Creepy brand. Whether it was screen rights being picked up or Dark Horse Comics injecting new blood into the anthology horror comic. This year is now different, as Deadline reports Creepy is being groomed now as an anthology horror film.

Chris Columbus' 1492 production outfit is spearheading the effort with Submarine and New Comic Company. Columbus will also write and produce a segment of the four-part anthology.

Anthology horror films have not been popular in Hollywood. You can just look to the release debacle Michael Dougherty's Trick 'r Treat had a few years ago as proof of that. While the film was embraced by genre audiences, it was completely dumped by its distributor, Warner Bros., after sitting on the shelf.

Columbus - who gave us films like Home Alone and two installments in the Harry Potter franchise - is also producing Adam Green's upcoming film Killer Pizza.


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