Of the collaborations between Johnny Depp and Tim Burton, ‘Sleepy Hollow’ is one of the best known by the public, whether or not you are a fan of this iconic tandem. With less than 25 years old, the fantastic horror film will have a reboot from Paramount Pictureswhich seems to have already signed its director and screenwriter.
The original story of ‘Sleepy Hollow’ is based on the classic horror story by Washington Irving entitled ‘The Legend of Sleep Hollow’, published in 1820. Set in the 19th century, the plot follows Ichabod Crane, a law enforcement officer who uses somewhat outlandish criminological methods to hunt down a serial killer who decapitates his victims. This story has various adaptations to its credit, including a 1949 Disney animated classic (‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Mr. Toad’) or a 2013 American television series (‘Sleepy Hollow’). Even so, among all of them the best known is still the one with Burton as director and Depp as Crane, released in 1999 and winner of the Oscar for best artistic direction.
However, one more must be added to that list. The new ‘Sleepy Hollow’ would have Lindsey Beer as directoraccording to dead line. It would thus be the second time that Paramount recruited Beer, after having directed him for the prequel to ‘Animal Cemetery’, based (like the original) on a novel by Stephen King. He was also in discussions to handle the live-action remake of ‘Bambi’ and a new installment of the ‘Star Trek’ saga. In addition to directing, Beer would also be in charge of writing the script, as well as producing with Todd Garner (‘Corpse’) and Spencer Walken.
the original team
Very little is yet known about this new project, but many might wonder if they will want to have some of those responsible for the 1999 film. Johnny Depp is now in a new musical project and little is known about his steps in the film industry after the defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard. Tim Burton, for his part, has recently directed ‘Wednesday’, the spin-off of ‘The Addams Family’ and, for the time being, no new work is known for him soon.