del Toro Produces, Might Direct “Scary Stories”

CBS Films has scored the rights to develop a feature film based on Alvin Schwartz’s beloved children’s book trilogy “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” with filmmaker Guillermo del Toro attached to produce and potentially direct.

del Toro himself broke the news on his Twitter feed along with a photo of himself standing by some original pieces of Stephen Gammell’s horrific art which helped make the books so popular.

John August (“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”) is penning a new draft of the script while Sean Daniel, Jason Brown and Elizabeth Grave are also producing.

del Toro is currently developing a remake of “Fantastic Voyage” at Fox which he hopes to direct, and is still developing a sequel to his 2013 sci-fi film “Pacific Rim”.