Oscar-winning director Guillermo del Toro (that feels so good to say) will see his Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark come to light thanks to Entertainment One (eOne) and CBS Films which just announced that together they will co-finance the André Øvredal (Trollhunter, The Autopsy of Jane Doe) directed feature film based on Alvin Schwartz’s internationally best-selling book series, Deadline reports.
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.
Principal photography is expected to begin this summer in Toronto, Ontario.
CBS Films will distribute the film in the US via Lionsgate.
del Toro, who is producing, adapted the script with Daniel & Kevin Hageman. Also producing is Sean Daniel, Elizabeth Grave, Jason F. Brown, and J. Miles Dale.