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The Tales From The Crypt TV series from M Night Shyamalan in no longer happening…

June 3rd, 2017 by Marc Comments

We’ve been reporting for a while that a new take on Tales from the Crypt was imminent – without the Crypt Keeper (above) but alas, it appears to be dead and buried now.

TNT and TBS president Kevin Reilly has come out and said that something better has come along.

The series from M. Night Shyamalan was looking like it was happening but then legal issues and Ridley Scott came along and now it’s dead in the water: “That one got really caught up in a complete legal mess unfortunately with a very complicated underlying rights structure,” Reilly said of Tales From the Crypt.

“We lost so much time, so I said, ‘Look, I’m not waiting around four years for this thing’. Maybe that will come back around but in the meantime, Ridley Scott had come up, who has so much creative enthusiasm.”

On the plus side, it looks like Scott is planning on a full series and you don’t argue with that sort of talent on the small screen: “it could be a series order. When you got Ridley, there are projects he is potentially interested in getting directly involved.”

This could, it seems, include directing.

So TNT’s horror hour is currently not a thing but the sci-fi hour is. With Ridley Scott involved. So not a total loss…

Source: Deadline

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….