With Ovredal directing and Del Toro producing this new movie will be a must-see.
Guillermo Del Toro has a new movie shifting into production and we’re pretty darn excited about it. Based on the internationally best-selling young adult book series, Scary Stories to Tell In The Dark by Alvin Schwartz, Del Toro’s new film of the same name is beginning to collect cast members.
Del Toro adapted the screenplay with the help of Patrick Melton, Marcus Dunstan, and Daniel & Kevin Hageman. Happily, the studio was able to snap up that wonderful Norwegian, André Øvredal, to direct. Fans of the genre will already be familiar with Øvredal’s work on Trollhunter (2010) and The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016). Having him at the helm is the same as planting a giant “Watch Me!” flag in the middle of the production.
The first cast member to be announced is young Zoe Colletti [Annie (2014), Wildlife (2018)] who will be playing Stella Michaels, the lead in the film. According to CBS Films, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark follows a group of young teens who must solve the mystery surrounding sudden and macabre deaths in their small town. However, Collider managed to dig up a bit more info about it…
According to sources, Colletti will play Stella Michaels, a young girl still haunted by her mother’s disappearance on Halloween night — an incident that she suspects her father knows more about than he lets on. Years later, Stella and her friends are involved in a Halloween prank gone wrong. But are they really at fault, or was it the work of a vengeful spirit — a female ghost who uses her scary stories to come after the teens when they begin to investigate the disappearance of several children? Those who have read the script say that the film will feature the human scarecrow from “Harold” and the girl who has spiders crawl out of her face in “The Red Spot,” both of which appeared in Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones.
Wait… what? The girl who has spiders crawl out of her face?!?! Gaaaah!
From what I understand the source material has what it takes. And, with Guillermo Del Toro and André Øvredal leading the charge, chances are good that what we get on the silver screen will be worth the price of admission.
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is expected to hit theaters next year.