Guillermo del Toro Signs on for Adaptation of 'Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark'by HaydnSpurrell
First acquired in 2013 by CBS Films for a movie adaptation, the series of three children's books by Alvin Schwartz (coming out in 1981, 84 and 91, respectively), the company is now looking at a well-versed horror filmmaker to tackle the title.
CBS has confirmed that Guillermo del Toro (Pacific Rim helmer) has closed the deal for the project to begin development, with the possibility of directing. Del Toro singled the story out on Twitter as "a favourite book of youth."
On top of this, del Toro seems to be making sure there's too much on his plate to handle. He continues to assure fans that a Pacific Rim sequel is coming, while he's also signed on for a Fantastic Voyage Remake, a Haunted Mansion movie, and other projects.
Much like how Crimson Peak divided fans of horror, so too will this news. We'll have more news as it becomes available.