It’s been way too long since Disney’s produced anything remotely scary, outside the realm of a Disney Channel Original Film, but it looks like that’s finally about to change.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the company is developing a new Halloween-set comedy film for Disney+. The film, currently titled Spooked, joins the laundry list of other original content being fast-tracked by the streaming service.
Relatively new Irish filmmaker Peter Foott is currently slated to helm the project, and Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich (Death Note, The Two Popes) will produce. Tyler Burton Smith, who previously wrote the Child’s Play remake penned the original script, but Foott is expected to rewrite some of it.
Plot details are scarce, but it’s believed that the film will revolve around one Halloween night where people transform into the characters and creatures they emulate. Some might draw similarities between this premise and the climax of Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge; nevertheless, it still sounds like a good time.
It is not currently known when Disney plans to release the film.