Based on the Alvin Schwartz book series, Oscar winner Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water, Trollhunters, Pan’s Labyrinth) is producing and co-writing the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark movie adaptation with CBS Films and Entertainment One co-financing. The movie will be directed by André Øvredal (The Autopsy of Jane Doe, Trollhunter) and is co-written by Daniel and Kevin Hageman.
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark follows a group of young teens who must solve the mystery surrounding the sudden and macabre deaths in their small town. Steve Bertram, eOne’s president of film, television, and digital, said that the film is a “chillingly fun ride that’s sure to leave audiences around the world jumping in their seats.”
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. Principal photography is slated to begin this summer in Toronto.
The news was first reported by Variety.
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