NEW YORK — The original “Nightmare before Christmas” movie is about to get a big makeover, with an adaptation of the 1997 animated feature movie being eyed for the first time in theaters.
The studio behind the new version, Universal, is aiming for a May 20 release.
The remake is called “Nightmares,” and it will be directed by Steven Spielberg, the man who created the original animated feature.
The film will star Tom Hanks as the villain, who tries to turn Halloween into a vampire fest and who also has a pet cat.
It’s a remake, but Spielberg says it’s a new take on the original.
“It’s not a remake of a movie,” he said.
“What I’ve been trying to do with the remake is take something that’s timeless and try to make it new.”
In the original film, the titular “nightmare” appears to be a vampire, but it’s actually a child vampire, who was transformed into a human by an evil sorcerer named Echosmith.
In this new movie, Echosesmith transforms the human child into a demonic vampire, and he uses his powers to transform his family.
The new film will explore how Echotsmith, the father of the family, decides to turn his family into vampires.
He plans to have the children run away from home, which will lead to a series of events.
Spielberg also says the remake will be more faithful to the original story, but he’s also trying to make sure the film has more of a supernatural element.
“We are looking to do a supernatural story in the movie,” Spielberg said.
When it comes to the character of Echopsmith, Spielberg is a big fan of Hanks’ portrayal.
“I know Tom and I have been talking for a long time, about this character, and I think it’s going to be wonderful to work with him again,” Spielberg told The Associated Press in an interview.
Echops will play a prominent role in the new film, and it’s expected that Spielberg will have a big role in casting.
He previously worked on “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2,” and Spielberg is also an executive producer on “American Sniper,” which he directed.
“It’s just such a great cast,” Spielberg added.
“You’re going to see a lot of Tom Hank and a lot more of Tom.
The casting is going to really be a great team effort.”
Spielberg says he wants to give audiences a great Halloween experience.
“For me, Halloween is always Halloween,” he told the AP.
“And I want to make a film that gives people a great story.”