Who doesn’t love the wonderful imagination and creative genius of Guillermo del Toro, right? Well now comes an update on the del Toro-produced Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.
Having been in development for three years or so, it’s now been confirmed that CBS Films and Lionsgate will be releasing this adaptation of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark on August 9th, 2019.
To be directed by Trollhunter's André Øvredal, the early synopsis on Scary Stories reads:
The film follows a group of young teens who must solve the mystery surrounding sudden and macabre deaths in their small town.
On board to star in Scary Stories are Zoe Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush, Austin Abrams, Gil Bellows, Dean Norris, Lorraine Troussaint, Natalie Ganzhorn and Austin Zajur.
The big-screen adaptation has been written by del Toro, Daniel Hageman and Kevin Hageman.
Alvin Schwartz’s initial Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark book was published back in 1981 and went on to become a huge favourite of many, with it soon becoming the first of a three-book series that was followed up with More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones. The first book was illustrated by Stephen Gammell and featured over two dozen terrifying tales of horror.
As ever, expect more on the del Toro-produced Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark as it continues to develop.