Horror icon Wes Craven is aiming to go big on the small screen. Craven, known for his bloody feature franchises such as “Scream” and “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” has a first-look overall deal with Universal Cable Productions and is getting two projects ready for Syfy, The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports.
Craven is adapting “The People Under the Stairs” and “We Are All Completely Fine” for the cable channel.
In a release today announcing the projects, Universal Cable Productions Executive VP of Development Dawn Olmstead said:
“Wes is an icon whose films have captivated audiences for decades. We’re thrilled to be working with him, and to be able to bring his enormous talent and unique blend of horror, humor and intelligence to television.”
THR adds: “Under the deal, Craven, Syfy and UCP will develop ‘We Are All Completely Fine,’ based on the book by Daryl Gregory. Fine tells the story of an enigmatic psychologist, Dr. Jan Sayer, who gathers survivors of five horror movie scenarios in a support group — and unwittingly unlocks the evils of her patients’ pasts.”
Craven is on board to pen the script and direct the pilot.
“The People Under the Stairs” is an adaptation of Craven’s 1991 film of the same name.
“When a young woman goes missing at the grand Robeson Family Manor, the search for her unveils the centuries-old horrors that lie deep within the estate,” THR notes. “It is described as a contemporary ‘Downton Abbey’ meets ‘Amityville Horror.'”