Chris Columbus might be best known for directing loveable, family-friendly movies like Home Alone and for producing similar efforts like Night At The Museum, but apparently, as a child, he was greatly influenced by the horror comic magazine Creepy. The publication ran from 1964 to 1983 and featured work from influential artists and animators. Now, if Columbus has his say, he and three other yet-to-be-named directors will turn their favorite stories from Creepy into an anthology movie.

The goal is to create a Tales From The Crypt-esque movie with all four parties bringing a distinctive, yet cohesive vision to adapt the work. I’m not normally on board with meshing together different people’s work into one film, but if ever there was a project that called for it, this is it. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Columbus’ production company 1492 has already arranged a partnership with the Braun’s and Sara Feldmann from Submarine/ New Comic Company to produce. Five years ago, New Comic Company purchased the rights to all published Creepy material along with those of its sister publication Eerie; so, Columbus and the other directors should have their pick of anything the magazines ever offered as potential inspiration.

With no scheduled time table and Columbus already moving forward with John Grisham’s Calico Joe, it could be awhile before this horror flick ever sees the light of day, but given everyone’s obvious passion, it should happen sooner or later.
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