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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!