Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark, Guillermo

Del Toro to produce horror remake

Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark, Guillermo

by Chris Hewitt |
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That Guillermo del Toro is one busy mofo. He’s just finished Hellboy II: The Golden Army, he’s about to move onto prep for The Hobbit, and he’s lent his name to approximately 1,478 projects as producer.

So one more can’t hurt, eh?

Del Toro has signed on to produce Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark, a remake of a 1973 cult classic TV film about a young girl who is sent to live with her father and his new girlfriend, only to find that there are sinister creatures living under the stairs.

Sounds very spooky and very del Toro. Of course, the great man is too busy to direct this himself, so the reins will be taken by first-timer Troy Nixey, with del Toro and Matthew Robbins (co-writer of Mimic) teaming up on the script.

The film, which will be funded by Miramax, is in the very early stages yet, so there’s no indication that del Toro has been sketching creature designs in his famous notebooks. But let’s hope he cracks them open soon, for this sounds distinctly promising – an American Pan’s Labyrinth, anyone?

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