Dark Horse's Dreadful Ed and Mary Scary Set to Reanimate for Universal

Dark Horse's Dreadful Ed and Mary Scary Set to Reanimate for UniversalTwo more Dark Horse properties are getting the adaptation treatment courtesy of Universal, but this time the powerhouses are going a bit of a different route.

According to Bloody Disgusting Dark Horse and Uni are teaming up to bring us animated adaptations of Dreadful Ed and its sequel Mary Scary. Details are scant at the moment but look for more as soon as it comes. In the interim dig on the plot crunch for both below.

Dreadful Ed, a very normal, nice human boy, winds up as heir to the throne of the nightmare world of Nocturnia after the Boogeyman Silas Grimm and his wife, needing a male heir, switch him out with their baby girl. As Ed gets older, Silas fears his gentle, unspooky son will never have what it takes to rule the land of nightmares and dark deeds. But rather than give up on his only heir, Silas ships Ed off to fright school, hoping his woefully un-strange little boy will learn the skills befitting of the next Boogeyman. Instead, Ed ends up learning something about himself that will shock everyone - except the mother who switched him at birth.

Mary Scary is the weird baby girl who was swapped out for Ed when her parents, the Boogeyman and his wife, needed a male heir for their spooky kingdom. Mary has always been different from the rest of her peers. Maybe it's the spider on her head, maybe it's the snake around her neck ... but something about her makes everything about her weird! And just when it really starts to bother her that everyone seems to notice how different she is, she meets someone who might be able to help her be less scary - a very normal boy named Ed.

- Uncle Creepy

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Vanvance1's picture

Animated adaptations seems like a really good idea. Good stuff, Dark Horse.

Submitted by Vanvance1 on Tue, 06/08/2010 - 3:52pm.

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