Legendary Pictures has hired Trick R' Treat writer and director, Michael Dougherty, to helm their horror comedy, Krampus. The film is based on an ancient legend about a pagan demon who punishes misbehaving children during the Christmas season.
The twisted Christmas film was co-written by Todd Casey and Zach Shields, and here's what Dougherty had to say about it in a statement.
“The dark ancient origins of our holidays have always fascinated me. I’ve been drawing twisted Christmas cards for well over a decade, so it only made sense to bring some of that morbid yuletide fun to the big screen, and Krampus was the perfect mythology to do that. Christmas has been invading Halloween for far too long. It’s time to return the favor.”
Deadline says that Krampus is "similar in style to Dougherty’s cult hit Trick R’ Treat." Trick R' Treat is my favorite Halloween movie of all time, and he's currently developing the sequel to that as well, which is awesome. I love Dougherty's style, and I think he's the perfect guy to bring Krampus to the big screen.