|release date||August 26 2011|
|writer||Matthew Robbins, Guillermo del Toro|
|starring||Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce, Bailee Madison, Jack Thompson|
|trailer 1||Trailer #1|
SynopsisDel Toro and Matthew Robbins penned the adaptation of a 1973 ABC telepic, penned by Nigel McKeand. Directed by Troy Nixey, when a little girl (Bailee Madison) is sent to live with her father (Guy Pearce) and his girlfriend (Katie Holmes) in the old mansion they are renovating, she unwittingly unleashes malevolent creatures bent on destroying all of them.
Alternate: The pic follows Sally (Bailee Madison), a young girl who moves to Rhode Island to live with her father (Guy Pearce) and his new girlfriend (Katie Holmes) in the 19th-century mansion they are restoring. Having stumbled upon the mansion’s hidden basement, Sally starts hearing voices calling out from the bolted ash pit, imploring her to open it. Sally obliges and unwittingly unleashes something so terrible, so unthinkable, that everyone’s life – hers most of all - is placed in immediate and grave danger.
All major studios take note: FilmDistrict is on the rise, and it’s well deserved. The company tucked away their guts and put their giant balls on display this past April with Jame Wan’s Insidious, which ended up becoming the most profitable film of the year (as of this writing). On August 26 they hope for a repeat with Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, the Troy Nixey-directed remake that was produced by Mexican horror icon Guillermo del Toro. Any studio could have made a play for this little guy back at the Berlin market earlier this year – and they’ll all soon live to regret missing out. Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark is gonna be another hit for FilmDistrict. …Read More