del Toro Remakes Afraid of the Dark

Guillermo del Toro and Miramax Films will produce a remake of ABC’s 1973 cult horror-thriller TV movie “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark” says The Hollywood Reporter.

The original “Dark” centered on a young girl, sent to live with her father and his new girlfriend, who discovers sinister creatures that live underneath the stairs.

Comic book artist-writer Troy Nixey will make his feature directorial debut on the project which Del Toro and Matthew Robbins (“Mimic”) will adapt from Nigel McKeand’s teleplay.