A scant day after we first reported that “Fringe” and Hollywood blockbusters go-to guys Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (“Transformers” and “Star Trek” franchises, to name just two) were working on a contemporary TV version of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”, comes this report that the show has landed at the Fox network, where Kurtzman and Orci also have “Fringe” on its fifth and final season. The network has given the show a put-pilot commitment, which guarantees the show, if nothing else, a produced pilot episode.
Although Kurtzman and Orci get top billing on the project, “Sleepy Hollow” is the idea of Phillip Iscove, who will co-write and produce the show show. Also in as a producer is “Underworld” director Len Wiseman, who is also scheduled to direct the pilot episode.
“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” transplants Washington Irving’s early 19th century hero to the present, where Ichabod Crane “partners with the town’s local female sheriff to bring peace to a beleaguered community.”
Kurtzman and Orci also have the successful “Hawaii Five-0″ reboot over at CBS. That show is still going strong, and should last for a while. It’s got the kind of crime procedural that TV couch potatoes love watching, without all the mess of complex storytelling and the like.
Via : THR