Back to the Future screenwriter Bob Gale has been hired to write the script for the adaptation of Scott Hampton's supernatural graphic novel Trespassers.
I've never read the comic, but it sounds like it has a fun story that will make for a good horror film. According to Variety, the story "centers on a group of mythbusters, set on debunking the legend of a famous allegedly haunted house. They have their scientific rationality tested when they discover demonic guardians, a gateway to hell, and the fact that not all of them are exactly who they claim to be."
It's cool that Gale is on board to adapt the movie. On top of writing Back to the Future, he wrote Tales From the Crypt and 1941. It's strange to think that he hasn't done a lot more movies over the years.
The movie is being produced by Ryan E. Heppe who had this to say in a statement:
A good horror flick needs one thing: a simple, original premise that's terrifying as hell. Add to that obvious franchise potential, and the opportunity to combine "found footage"-style scares with traditional filmmaking frights and you've got something really unique.
Heppe is currently in the process of remaking the 1980s film Short Circuit. He's also making feature film versions of T.J. Hooker and V.
Have you read Trespassers, and do you think it will end up making for a good film?