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‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ Sequel Will Use Even More of That Traumatizing Artwork For Inspiration

An official Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark sequel is in development, and according to director André Øvredal, the movie will make greater use of those drippy, terrifying Stephen Gammell drawings that made the original book series so memorable. As of now, the sequel appears to be in a holding pattern as Øvredal and […]

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‘Scary Stories 2’ Will Tap into Stephen Gammell’s Iconically Traumatizing Artwork More than the First Film

Back in April, news broke that Paramount and Entertainment One were working on a sequel to Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark with director André Øvredal set to return. Based on the popular children’s book series from Albin Schwartz, the 2019 film put the focus on a group of friends who discover a strange […]

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Ryan Reynolds in Talks to Star in ‘Dragon’s Lair’ Film Adaptation for Netflix

Ryan Reynolds is in talks to star in and produce a live-action feature adaptation of the ’80s arcade game “Dragon’s Lair” for Netflix.Roy Lee will produce through his Vertigo Entertainment with Trevor Engelson of Underground Films. Don Bluth, Gary Goldman and Jon Pomeroy are also producing. Reynolds will produce through his Maximum Effort production company.Dan […]

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China’s ‘Midway’ Backer Starlight Culture is on a Mission to Improve the Lot of Independents and Women

While most of the action onscreen in “Midway” involves Americans and Japanese, most of the money behind the movie is Chinese. Starlight Entertainment, which put up 45% of the $98 million budget, sees itself as an ally of the independent movie scene.The Hong Kong stock market-listed firm first came to attention when it struck a […]

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Stephen King’s ‘The Long Walk’ Film Taps ‘Scary Stories to Tell’ Director

New Line has tapped André Øvredal to direct the feature adaptation of Stephen King’s dystopian thriller “The Long Walk.”Øvredal’s credits include mystery thriller “The Autopsy of Jane Doe” and the upcoming horror film “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark,” co-written and produced by Guillermo del Toro and releasing on Aug. 9. James Vanderbilt has […]

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Leonardo DiCaprio Eyes Lead Role in Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Nightmare Alley’

Leonardo DiCaprio and Guillermo del Toro are nearing a collaboration on “Nightmare Alley,” the director’s adaptation of William Lindsay Gresham’s 1946 novel of the same name. Del Toro is developing “Nightmare Alley” at Fox Searchlight, the studio that handled the production and distribution of his Oscar-winner “The Shape of Water.” As first reported by Variety, […]

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CBS Films Being Folded Into CBS Entertainment Group, Focus Shifting to Streaming (Exclusive)

CBS Films will be folded into CBS Entertainment Group over the next 12 months, Variety has learned.Before that change takes place, the company is committed to releasing its next four scheduled films in theaters. They include “Five Feet Apart,” “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark,” “Pavarotti,” and “Lexi.” Several of these movies are being […]

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Universal Pictures International, eOne strike Australia and New Zealand distribution pact

2019 slate includes Wild Rose, Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark.Universal Pictures International (Upi) and eOne on Tuesday (8) have expanded their partnership and announced a theatrical marketing and distribution partnership covering Australia and New Zealand.Starting with releases in April, Upi will handle theatrical marketing and distribution on all films from eOne and its […]

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Dean Norris, Gil Bellows, Lorraine Toussaint Join ‘Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark’

Exclusive: Breaking Bad alum Dean Norris, Gil Bellows, and Lorraine Toussaint have signed on for Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark from CBS Films and eOne. The André Øvredal-directed adaptation based on Alvin Schwartz’s bestselling trilogy of books is being produced by Oscar-winner Guillermo del Toro, who co-wrote the script with Kevin Hageman and […]

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Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Scary Stories’ Movie Lands Lead as Plot Details Leak

Fresh off her turn in Paul Dano’s acclaimed directorial debut Wildlife, up-and-coming actress Zoe Colletti has landed the lead in CBS Films’ Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, sources tell Collider. Norwegian filmmaker André Øvredal (The Autopsy of Jane Doe) is set to direct the adaptation of Alvin Schwartz’s popular trilogy of books, which […]

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