Guillermo del Toro-Produced SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK Movie Coming This Summer

The Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark book series written by Alvin Schwartz and illustrated by Stephen Gammell is getting the feature-film treatment, with 21st Century Master of Horror Guillermo del Toro producing. André Øvredal (Trollhunter, The Autopsy of Jane Doe) is directing from a screenplay written by Daniel Hageman, Kevin Hageman, and del Toro himself.

Look for Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark to arrive in US theaters beginning August 9th, 2019. The film stars Zoe Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush, Austin Abrams, Dean Norris, Gil Bellows, Lorraine Toussaint, Austin Zajur, and Natalie Ganzhorn.

Synopsis:
Inspired by one of the most terrifying children’s book series of all time, 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.

There isn’t much more to report at this time, but we’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for additional news as details emerge. Stay tuned!

Are you a fan of the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark books? Are you excited to check out the movie in August? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!

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Guillermo del Toro Produced ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ Sets Summer 2019 Date

Produced by Guillermo del Toro, we’ve just learned today that CBS Films and Lionsgate will officially release Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark in theaters August 9, 2019.

In the André Øvredal-directed film adaptation of the spooky books…

The film follows a group of young teens who must solve the mystery surrounding sudden and macabre deaths in their small town.

Zoe Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush, Austin Abrams, Dean Norris, Gil Bellows, Lorraine Toussaint, Austin Zajur and Natalie Ganzhorn star.

Daniel Hageman & Kevin Hageman and Guillermo del Toro wrote the script.

[Trailer] Aliens Try to Blend in On Earth in Netflix and Guillermo del Toro’s “3Below: Tales of Arcadia”

Guillermo del Toro‘s Tales of Arcadia trilogy kicked off with Netflix series “Trollhunters,” and it continues later this month with new series “3Below: Tales of Arcadia”!

From del Toro and Dreamworks Animation, “3Below” arrives on Netflix on December 21. Check out the brand new trailer below!

“An epic, hilarious tale of alien royalty who must escape intergalactic bounty hunters by blending in on a primitive junk heap known as Earth.”

“3Below: Tales of Arcadia” follows two royal teenage aliens, Aja (Tatiana Maslany) and Krel (Diego Luna), and their bodyguard Vex (Nick Offerman), as they flee a surprise takeover of their home planet and crash-land on Earth – in Arcadia, the same town where the events of Trollhunters take place. Now on the run from intergalactic bounty hunters, they must blend in and adapt to the bizarre world of high school all while attempting to repair their ship to return to and defend their home planet.

More Creepy On-set Photography from the Guillermo del Toro-produced ‘Antlers’

The final batch of photos have been shared from the Vancouver set of the Guillermo del Toro-produced Antlers, the supernatural horror-thriller set up at Fox Searchlight with Scott Cooper (Hostiles) directing.

In Antlers, a small-town Oregon teacher (Keri Russell) and her brother (Jesse Plemons), the local sheriff, become entwined with a young student (Jeremy T. Thomas) harboring a dangerous secret with frightening consequences.

Graham Greene (Molly’s Game), Scott Haze (Venom), Rory Cochrane (Hostiles) and Amy Madigan also star.

The film is written by Henry Chaisson (Open 24 Hours) and Nick Antosca (The Forest, “Channel Zero”) with revisions by Scott Cooper, from the short story The Quiet Boy by Antosca.

 

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New Adaptation of ‘The Witches’ Still Happening and Anne Hathaway Has Been Offered a Role

We had learned earlier this year that Robert Zemeckis would be directing a new adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The Witches, first adapted by the late Nicolas Roeg back in 1990, with both Guillermo del Toro and Alfonso Cuaron on board to produce. Talk about a power team, eh?

An update from Variety this week lets us know that Anne Hathaway has been offered a role in the film. The site writes, “the actress is fielding an offer for Robert Zemeckis’ The Witches.”

Granted, that doesn’t mean she’ll take it, but it’s good to know this one is moving along.

Based on the 1973 novel, the film follows a seven-year-old boy who has a run in with real-life witches. Zemeckis’ version will be more rooted in the original source material, which had a much darker, franchise-beginning finale (the young boy remains a mouse and must spend his short life hunting and killing all of those registered in the Grand High Witch’s address book).

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Guillermo del Toro Teases His Animated ‘Pinocchio’ Film for Netflix; “It’s Not for All The Family”

A passion project he had been trying to get off the ground for quite some time, Guillermo del Toro is finally directing his stop motion animated Pinocchio feature film for Netflix, and he spoke a bit about the project in a new chat with THR this week. For starters, as you surely won’t be surprised to hear, it’s not going to be like any other Pinocchio project.

It’s not a Pinocchio for all the family,” del Toro told the site. “Of course [it’s a political film]. Pinocchio during the rise of Mussolini, do the math. A puppet during the rise of fascism.”

He said of Pinocchio, who he perfectly compared in the interview to Frankenstein’s monster, “He’s a creature that is created through unnatural means from a father that he then distances [himself] from, and has to learn about failure and pain and loneliness.”

Del Toro will write, produce and direct the stop motion musical version of the classic children’s tale about a puppet who wants to be a real live boy, based on Gris Grimly‘s designs.

“The film will be set in Italy during the 1930s, a particularly fraught historical moment and a time when Fascism was on the rise and Benito Mussolini was consolidating control of the country.”

Del Toro will collaborate with the Jim Henson Company, the company behind “The Dark Crystal” and ShadowMachine, the creator of “Bojack Horseman.” Lisa Henson, ShadowMachine’s Alex Bulkley, Corey Campodonico, and Gary Ungar of Exile Entertainment will produce the film. Blanca Lista will co-produce.

Patrick McHale (“Over The Garden Wall”) will co-write the script, and Mark Gustafson (“Fantastic Mr. Fox”) will co-direct the movie. Guy Davis will serve as co-production designer and the film’s puppets will be built by Mackinnon and Saunders, the team behind “Corpse Bride.”

Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Nightmare Alley’ Very Close to Happening

Last year, Variety reported that Guillermo del Toro would be producing Nightmare Alley with Fox Searchlight.

Nightmare Alley is a remake of a film that originally starred Tyrone Power as an ambitious young con-man who hooks up with a female psychiatrist who is even more corrupt than he is. At first, they enjoy success fleecing people with their mentalist act, but then she turns the table on him, out-manipulating the manipulator. It was released in 1947.

At the time, del Toro was writing the script with Kim Morgan. Now, he tells the site that the project is in a “very, very advanced” stage and that a third project, which he didn’t write, and whose details he can’t disclose at present is “very close to happening.”

Let’s hope for a director announcement soon.

Guillermo del Toro Confirms He’s Working on an American Remake of TERRIFIED

It’s been a week since we relayed Screen Anarchy’s exclusive report that 21st Century Master of Horror and Oscar-winner Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, The Shape of Water) would be producing an American remake of the Argentine shocker Terrified. Today, we received confirmation via THR that the project is officially happening, meaning it isn’t just a rumor anymore!

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Per THR:

The prolific producer also confirmed that he is backing an English-language remake of the Argentinean horror film Terrified, with original director Demian Rugna on board to direct for Fox Searchlight.

It’ll be a while before the project materializes, but we’ll be keeping our ears to the ground in order to bring you all Terrified remake news as details emerge. Stay tuned! In the meantime, if you like films like InsidiousThe Conjuring, and Poltergeist, and you’re a Shudder subscriber, you owe it to yourself to experience Terrified ASAP. Peep the synopsis and trailer below.

Synopsis:
Because of his fascination with the paranormal, a police officer on the brink of retirement is asked to investigate a series of strange deaths happening doors apart from each other. There he meets a famed paranormal investigator who is looking into a disappearance in the area as well. Together, with another paranormal enthusiast, they look into these strange incidents and uncover a terrifying connection.

Terrified stars Ariel Chavarría, Maximiliano Ghione, and Norberto Gonzalo.

Related Article: Who Goes There Podcast: Ep 185 – TERRIFIED (ATERRADOS)

Have you seen Terrified on Shudder? Are you excited that there’s an English-language remake in the works? Sound off in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

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Is Guillermo del Toro Producing an American Remake of TERRIFIED?

Shudder subscribers have been raving about the Argentine supernatural shocker Terrified (aka Aterrados) since it first hit the horror streaming service a few weeks back. Believe the hype and expect to see it adorning many Top Horror Movies of 2018 lists when they begin to flood the net in late December/early January. If you avoid foreign horror movies with subtitles, you may find accommodation of sorts in the not too distant future.

Our friends at Screen Anarchy just landed one hell of a scoop, suggesting that Oscar-winner Guillermo del Toro is producing an American remake with the original’s director at the helm:

“We have just gotten word out of Argentina that Fox will announce that Guillermo del Toro is in talks to produce an English language remake of Demian Rugna’s tremendously entertaining paranormal shocker Terrified (Aterrados). Good news for our friend Rugna is that he will be returning to the director’s chair to remake his own film.”

Related Article: Who Goes There Podcast: Ep 185 – TERRIFIED (ATERRADOS)

We’ll definitely be keeping our ears to the ground to see if this early report pans out. In the meantime, if you like films like Insidious, The Conjuring, and Poltergeist, and you’re a Shudder subscriber, you owe it to yourself to experience Terrified ASAP. Peep the synopsis and trailer below.

Synopsis:
Because of his fascination with the paranormal, a police officer on the brink of retirement is asked to investigate a series of strange deaths happening doors apart from each other. There he meets a famed paranormal investigator who is looking into a disappearance in the area as well. Together, with another paranormal enthusiast, they look into these strange incidents and uncover a terrifying connection.

Terrified stars Ariel Chavarría, Maximiliano Ghione, and Norberto Gonzalo.

Have you seen Terrified on Shudder? Are you intrigued by the possibility of an English-language remake? Sound off in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

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Guillermo del Toro’s List of Unproduced Screenplays is a Treasure Trove for Any Studio That Wants Genre Gold

We recently learned that Guillermo del Toro is finally directing the Pinocchio animated film he had been trying to get off the ground for many years (that’s the power of an Oscar win), which had been only one of MANY unproduced Del Toro projects over the years. The visionary filmmaker has been attached to countless projects that sadly never got off the ground.

Over on Twitter this morning, Del Toro tweeted out a complete list of the screenplays he has developed, fully written or co-written that have gone unproduced (so far).

He tweeted, “The thing is- each script takes about a year, so – more than a decade of work lost (in the case of Mountains, much more, since we scouted and designed etc).”

“Mountains” is of course At the Mountains of Madness, a Lovecraft adaptation that both WB and Universal never gave the green light to. Other projects on the list include a new adaptation of The Witches, a far different version of Pacific Rim 2, and Del Toro’s The Haunted Mansion.

Pinocchio is finally happening, so we’ll never say “never” when it comes to some of these. And in the wake of The Shape of Water, we’re thinking studios probably want Del Toro now more than ever. So to any studio heads who might be reading this right now, take your pick: