With Paramount Pictures currently developing an Are You Afraid of the Dark? movie, the film is close to finally finding a director.
Via Bloody Disgusting, there’s now word that D.J. Caruso is in talks to helm this new take on an old favourite. Caruso is likely best known to genre fans for efforts such as Disturbia, Eagle Eye, and xXx: The Return of Xander Cage. IT’s Gary Dauberman has been working on the screenplay for Are You Afraid of the Dark?, with the film currently pegged for an October 2019 release.
For those not familiar with Are You Afraid of the Dark?, the series was created by D.J. MacHale and Ned Kandel back in 1990, soon being picked up by Nickelodeon in 1991 and then aired across the globe from 1992. The general premise for the show saw the action focussed on a group of teenagers called the Midnight Society, who would meet each week at a secret, creepy woodland location to tell a terrifying (at least it was to our younger selves!) tale based around horror clichés, urban legends or twisted classics of yesteryear. When all was said and done, the series clocked in at an impressive 91 episodes over its seven seasons.
As ever, expect more on Are You Afraid of the Dark? as it continues to develop.