Fringe creators working on Sleepy Hollow TV show

Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Len Wiseman team up for a TV show based on The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow for Fox.

Fringe Sleepy Hollow Kurtzman Orci
Fringe Sleepy Hollow Kurtzman Orci
Johnny Depp as Ichabod Crane in 1999’s Sleepy Hollow

Prolific writing duo Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci – whose many credits include Fringe, Alias, Star Trek and Transformers – are working on a TV show based on Washington Irving’s 1819 short story The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow, memorably adapted as a movie by Tim Burton in 1999.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show will be “a modern–day supernatural thriller [following] Ichabod Crane as he partners with Sleepy Hollow’s local female sheriff to solve the mysteries of a town ravaged by the battle between good and evil.”

The pilot, which is being put together by Fox, will be directed by Underworld and Total Recall big cheese Len Wiseman.