Frank Marshall, the rockstar producer behind the likes of Back to the Future, The 6th Sense and Jurassic World, has joined forces with DreamWorks to bring us a brand new horror comedy drawing inspiration from The Goonies and Gremlins.
The movie will be called Cropsey (no relation to the 2009 documentary of the same title), and will follow the plight of a group of teens that is targeted by a local urban legend after somehow disturbing it at summer camp. The official statement from the studio reads:
"Cropsey” will center on a group of adolescents at a summer camp haunted by an urban legend that dates back to the Colonial period. DreamWorks is developing the story as an Amblin-esque project mixing horror and humor — a la “Gremlins” and “The Goonies."
While nothing else is known about the project just yet, I am hugely excited to see what Marshall is going to cook up with this one. Horror comedy is a hugely underrated genre that can be genuinely terrifying as well as hilarious (just look at the Scream franchise and An American Werewolf in London) and hopefully this could be the flick that's needed to bring it back from the dead.