A Revolutionary War veteran turned
schoolmaster must confront the fabled
Headless Horseman and his own personal
demons in order to find love and redemption,
while proving once and for all that
he has what it takes to be a hero again.
SCREENWRITERS: Dan Maurer and Jeff Rubin
FORMAT: Feature-length screenplay
RIGHTS: Feature film rights available
READING COPIES: Available for licensed
agencies and credited producers. Serious
inquiries only, please.
About The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
The Heiress. The Schoolmaster. The Legend.
Get Ready for the Ride of Your Life!
Amazon bestselling author Dan Maurer, and award-winning creative director Jeff Rubin, re-imagine Washington Irving’s classic tale as a romantic, fantasy adventure that follows in the cliff-hanging footsteps of classics like The Mummy and Raiders of the Lost Ark.
As a 10-year-old boy serving heroically in the War for Independence, Ichabod Crane fails at his one chance to save his older brother from being killed at the hands a brutal Hessian soldier suspected of practicing witchcraft. When young Ichabod unwittingly causes the Hessian’s capture and beheading, the two are forever linked in a dark destiny.
Fifteen years later, Ichabod returns to Sleepy Hollow as a schoolmaster, his dreams haunted at turns by the Hessian’s vengeful spirit, and by guilt over his lost brother. When Crane falls in love with the heiress, Katrina Van Tassel, he quickly finds himself caught between her jealous fiancé, a vengeful spirit that threatens the Hollow, and his own self doubts. When the jilted Brom Bones makes an unholy pact that unleashes the Hessian’s spirit, suddenly the fabled Headless Horseman isn’t just a dream any more, he’s a living nightmare.
Told with humor and romance, this adventure tale takes audiences on a classic hero’s journey from youth to manhood, from doubt to redemption; and from the dark underworld of demons, to the love and triumph that is the stuff of legends.
About the Screenwriters
Dan is a full-time author, screenwriter, theater producer, director, and indie publisher. He recently penned the Amazon bestselling horror thriller Snow Day. His new works in progress include a thriller novel titled How Does Your Garden Grow, and a screenplay for a Southern Gothic thriller titled Blood August. His other screenwriting work with Jeff Rubin includes the feature-length biopic Richthofen: Legend of the Red Baron and the romantic comedy treatment Royalty and Me, based on a concept by Producer David Foster (Hart’s War, The Thing, Mask of Zorro). He is a member of International Thriller Writers, Inc., and the Horror Writers Association. (Full Bio)
Jeff is an award-winning advertising creative director, commercial director and screenwriter. He is the creative force behind national advertising campaigns for coveted brands such as Coca-Cola, Georgia-Pacific, Colgate, Gillette, JetBlue, AT&T and Dunkin Donuts, to name a few. His screenwriting work with Dan Maurer includes the action-packed biopic Richthofen: Legend of the Red Baron, the feature-length fantasy The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, and the romantic comedy treatment Royalty and Me. Other works include the romantic comedy Vontrapped. (www.jeffrubincreative.com)