Guillermo del Toro was at one point attached to direct a feature film adaptation of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark for CBS Films, but those plans have since changed as we learned earlier this year André Øvredal, the Norwegian filmmaker behind Trollhunter and The Autopsy of Jane Doe, is now at the helm. Del Toro remains on board to produce.
Via Del Toro today, we’ve learned shooting begins in a few days in Toronto.
“The thriller follows a group of young teens who must solve the mystery surrounding sudden and macabre deaths in their small town.”
The film is based on Alvin Schwartz’s three-book series, released between 1981 and 1991.
Kevin Hageman and Dan Hageman (The LEGO Movie) wrote the script, along with Del Toro.
We start shooting in a few days- in Toronto! https://t.co/u8pCMfjAD1
— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) August 21, 2018
By John Squires