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 Deadline reports tonight that André Øvredal, the Norwegian filmmaker behind must-watch films Trollhunter and The Autopsy of Jane Doe, is now at the helm!
“The thriller follows a group of young teens who must solve the mystery surrounding sudden and macabre deaths in their small town.”
Production will begin next Summer on the film, based on Alvin Schwartz’s three-book series, released between 1981 and 1991.
Kevin Hageman and Dan Hageman (The LEGO Movie) wrote the script.
Øvredal will produce with Sean Daniel, Jason Brown and Elizabeth Grave.