A few of Ray Bradbury’s works are committed to film, among them Something Wicked This Way Comes and the dystopian Fahrenheit 451. Now his short story collection From The Dust Returned will be adapted for the big screen.
Deadline reported that MGM optioned the rights to the supernatural fantasy book, which follows a mortal boy named Timothy adopted by a family of ghosts and monsters. Bradbury originally introduced the family in the 1940s with the story The Homecoming (which was turned into a graphic novel in 2006) and spun their adventures off into several more writings. From The Dust Returned was published in 2002 and contains a series of vignettes that reveal the ghouls, werewolves, vampires and other weird beings that make up Timothy’s clan.
The concept sounds like the classic TV show The Munsters, but considering that it’s Brabury it will most likely deliver something less campy. With the adaptation of the soap opera Dark Shadows failing to impress critics and audiences this weekend, maybe this project will give us a more worthwhile creepy family.
Have you read From The Dust Returned? Are you looking forward to the possibility of a film?
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