Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark’ Adaptation: COMING SOON!

By May 1, 2018 Adaptations, News

Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark is a collection of creepy folk tales collected and retold by Alvin Schwartz, and is very popular among both children and adults. The full collection consists of three books full of creepy tales and creepier images, by Stephen Gammell.

Guillermo del Toro (right) is an award -winning director, filmmaker, and novelist from Mexico, and is known for his films Pan’s Labyrinth and The Shape of Water. His unique take on the creepy has taken him to the Golden Globes, Academy Awards, and Cannes Film Festival, with so many nominations and wins that he has a whole Wiki page dedicated to them.

Scary Stories will be his next project, with hopes to creep out as many people as possible!




The movie adaptation of Scary Stories will be co-written and produced by del Toro, and directed by André Øvredal (Trollhunter).

Production is still months away so there is yet to be a release date- keep your eyes peeled for news on For Reading Addicts! Meanwhile it may be time to reread (or read for the first time) the wonderful scary stories that inspired this adaptation. Check out the links below for your won creepy copy.




Two Tie-In Books Coming for Good Omens Adaptation

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You can’t have failed to hear the news that Good Omens, by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, has been adaptation by the BBC and Amazon Studios. Neil Gaiman is heavily tied in with the production so we have high hopes for the adaptation, and today we’ve heard the news that there are two tie-in books coming to accompany the new series.

Good Omens will air on Amazon Prime Video on 31st May 2019, announced just last week along with the opening credits and some news from the adaptation, and now fans will be able to get their hands on two companion books in time for release.

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BBC To Adapt Fantasy Series Runestaff

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The BBC has announced this week that it has purchased the rights to Michael Moorcock’s Runestaff series for a television adaptation.

The fantastic book series will be adapted by screenwriter Steve Thompson, known for Sherlock and Doctor Who, producer John Yorke, of Life on Mars fame and executive producer Richard Stokes who has worked on Broadchurch, and Torchwood, to develop the adaptation.

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Paddington TV Series in Production

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Paddington is one of those bears who has stood the test of time, and has even outlived his creator Michael Bond who sadly passed away in 2019. Today we hear the news that StudioCanal will be working with Nickelodeon and award winning producer David Heyman in a global deal for a brand new Paddington Bear inspired television series for pre-schoolers.

Actor Ben Whishaw who voiced the bear in Paddington the Movie and its sequel will reprise his role for the new CGI-animated series. The series will follow the adventures of a young Paddington Bear and will air worldwide on Nickelodeon in 2020.

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Jason Momoa Cast in Upcoming ‘Dune’ Film

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It was recently announced that director Denis Villeneuve is helming a film adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic sci-fi novel Dune. Over the past few months, several great actors including Timothee Chalamet, Dave Bautista, Charlotte Rampling, and Oscar Issac, and Javier Bardam, and Josh Brolin. As if that line-up wasn’t star studded enough, Jason Momoa has now been cast.

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Benedict Cumberbatch Will Play Satan in Good Omens, Plus a Trailer and Release Date!

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With teasers and gossip and anticipation abound, we’re all waiting not too patiently for the Good Omens adaptation to start on Amazon, and now Neil Gaiman has announced that Benedict Cumberbatch will play Satan in the adaptation.

Gaiman says that Cumberbatch’s Prince of Darkness will be a giant animated Satan who appears 400 feet high. The star, known for Sherlock and other things, will appear on episode six of the series and we now also have a release date of 31st May too!

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Amazon’s Dark Tower Adaptation Goes into Production Soon

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The movie adaptation of Stephen King’s Dark Tower was not well received by fans, but we have heard that Amazon Studios are working on a series adaptation and were hoping it might offer a better adaptation of the books.

The show is being developed by Glen Mazzara (The Walking Dead), Akiva Goldsman (Titans, Star Trek: Discovery) and Stephen King himself and it looks as though shooting will start in mid-April!
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