News has started to spill out of Comic-Con, including that Harry Potter and Percy Jackson director Chris Columbus is teaming up with New Comic Company for a four-part horror anthology movie based on Creepy Magazine. The filmmaker will write and produce one of the four segments, according to THR.
The Warren Publishing horror comic book magazine ran from 1963 to 1984, and featured a number of notable contributors such as Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko, Wally Wood, and Gene Colan. This new anthology will follow the same type of format used in Tales from the Crypt. Here’s what Chris Columbus has to say about the project, “I am thrilled to be immersed once again in the world of Creepy and Eerie. They featured some of the most important comic book artists of the time and were incredibly influential in my desire to become a filmmaker. It is really exciting to have the opportunity to bring these unique tales to the screen and share them with today’s audiences.”
Although Columbus is know known for relatively family friendly fantasies, he started out writing the likes of Gremlins, so could be a good fit here.