Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Gets a New Writer

The last we heard of an effort to adapt Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, CBS Films had tapped Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton to pen the screenplay. Today, however, Deadline is saying that John August has now been brought in to write. Apparently, the producers are looking to take the film in a direction that’s more in line with the source material.
August’s credits include Frankenweenie and Big Fish.
First published in 1981, the first book of what became a three-book series (it was followed by More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones) is officially described as follows…