This coming June 30th marks the series premiere of MTV’s Scream, based on the film franchise directed by Wes Craven. But it’s not the only small screen adaptation of a Craven film that is on the way, as the horror legend is currently hard at work developing another.
Deadline reports today that Craven has signed a first-look deal with Universal Cable Productions to develop two projects for Syfy, one of which is an adaptation of Daryl Gregory’s book We Are All Completely Fine. The other? The People Under the Stairs.
Based on the 1991 film, The People Under The Stairs is described as a contemporary Downton Abbey meets The Amityville Horror. When a young woman goes missing at the grand Robeson Family Manor, her search unveils the centuries-old horrors that lie deep within the estate.
Michael Reisz (Shadowhunters) will write the adaptation and will executive produce with Craven, Shep Gordon from Alive Productions, and Tracey Murray and Bottfeld from Industry Entertainment.
As for We Are All Completely Fine, the show will tell the story of Dr. Jan Sayer, an enigmatic psychologist who gathers survivors of five horror-movie scenarios in a support group – and unwittingly unlocks the evils of her patients’ pasts. As their traumas are brought back to the surface, they uncover which monsters they face are within — and which are lurking in plain sight.
Craven is attached to write the script, and has signed on to direct the potential pilot. Craven, Ben Smith & Jeffrey Weiner from Captivate Entertainment, and Sara Bottfeld from Industry Entertainment executive produce.
Hooray for actual horror programming on Syfy!