Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark film arriving next August
The movie adaptation of the classic children’s novels Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark has been given a release date of August 9, 2019. You can also check out the full photo of writer/producer Guillermo del Toro, star Zoe Coletti, and director André Øvredal on set in the gallery below!
The Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark book series was first published during the 1980s. The film follows a group of young teens who must solve the mystery surrounding the sudden and macabre deaths in their small town.
The movie will be directed by André Øvredal (The Autopsy of Jane Doe, Trollhunter) and is co-written by Daniel and Kevin Hageman along with del Toro, Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan. At one point del Torro (The Shape of Water, Trollhunters, Pan’s Labyrinth) was set to direct the film, but recently del Toro decided to only serve as a producer on the project.
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark will also star Zoe Colletti (Annie), Austin Abrams (Brad’s Status, Tragedy Girls), Gabriel Rush (Moonrise Kingdom, The Grand Budapest Hotel), Michael Garza (Wayward Pines, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1), Austin Zajur (Fist Fight, Kidding), Dean Norris (Breaking Bad), Gil Bellows (Patriot, Jett) and Lorraine Toussaint (Into The Badlands, Selma, Orange Is The New Black) and Natalie Ganzhorn (Make it Pop, Wet Bum).
Entertainment One will distribute the project in Canada, U.K., Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Benelux, Spain, Austria, and Switzerland. CBS Films will distribute the feature in the U.S. through Lionsgate. Sean Daniel, Elizabeth Grave, Jason F. Brown, and J. Miles Dale will also be producing.