OMFG Of The Day: Del Toro’s ‘Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark’ To Get Illustrated Novel Prequel!

Guillermo Del Toro continues to be one of the busiest directors in show business, and it looks like he is only going to be adding to his laundry list of projects, as today it was announced that the “ORPHANAGE” director will be helping to release a prequel illustrated novel for his upcoming film, “DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK”, from Miramax Pictures. The prequel, which is written by Del Toro and Christopher Golden, will boast illustrations from director Troy Nixey, and be told in two separate halves, while also taking place 100 years before the events of the film. No word as of yet on a release date, but we will be sure to keep you updated as details become available.

“Based on the 1973 telefilm that del Toro believes is the scariest TV production ever made, the story follows Sally, a young girl who moves to Rhode Island to live with her father and his new girlfriend in the 19th-century mansion they are restoring. While exploring the house, Sally starts to hear voices coming from creatures in the basement whose hidden agenda is to claim her as one of their own.”

“DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK” Is In Theaters Everywhere On August 26th From Miramax Pictures!