Guillermo Del Toro's Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark Film Sees The Light

After spending so much time in the shadows, Guillermo del Toro's Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark film is stepping into the light. 

As detailed by The Hollywood Reporter, del Toro is officially set to produce and co-write a feature film based on Alvin Schwartz' Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark book series. André Øvredal, the filmmaker behind The Autopsy of Jane Doe, one of the most underappreciated movies of 2017, is attached to direct the film. Del Toro paired with Daniel and Kevin Hageman, who previously had a hand in writing The LEGO Movie and Hotel Transylvania, to pen the script for Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. CBS Films and Entertainment One will co-finance the project, which is expected to kick off principal photography this summer in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 

In addition to co-financing Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, CBS Films will also handle domestic distribution of the film through Lionsgate. Entertainment One (eOne) will tackle direct distribution in Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Switzerland, Benelux, Germany, and Austria, with Sierra/Affinity taking care of sales in remaining international territories. 

Steve Bertram, president of film, television, and digital at eOne, said in a statement, "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, led by the incomparable Guillermo del Toro, is such a chillingly fun ride that it's sure to leave audiences around the world jumping in their seats."

Concrete details on what del Toro will do with Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark are vague for the time being, though we do know that the narrative centers around a pack of young teenagers who band together to uncover the truth behind the sudden, macabre deaths that have devastated their tiny town. 

Del Toro is a celebrated filmmaker, having gained international acclaim for his films Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy, Pacific Rim, and the recent Oscar-winning fantasy romancer The Shape of Water, among others. We can't wait to see his vision for Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark come to life.