Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Nickelodeon has released a promotional image of the new members of The Midnight Society in the upcoming limited series revival of “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” set to premiere in October. The series introduces an entirely new group of kids who tell a terrifying tale about the Carnival of Doom, only to have the events of the story come to life. Rafael Casal will play The Carnival of Doom’s ringmaster, Mr. Tophat. [Source: ComicBook.com]
Untitled Stillwater Project
The Tom McCarthy-helmed father-daughter drama from Participant Media (and previously titled “Stillwater”) has scheduled a November 2020 release through Focus Features. Matt Damon stars in the film as an American oil-rig roughneck from Oklahoma who travels to visit his estranged daughter in France, where is imprisoned for a murder she claims she did not commit. Confronted with language barriers, cultural differences and a complicated legal system, he makes it his personal mission to exonerate his daughter. [Source: THR]
New Line Cinema has won an auction for Melanie Toast’s edgy thriller spec script “Shut In” with Dan Farah, Roy Lee and Dallas Sonnier producing. The project is now on a fast track toward production. In the film, a single mother is held captive by her violent ex, and her two young children are left at risk. She must do everything to protect them and survive. [Source: Deadline]
Filmmaker Laurent Bouzereau (“Five Came Back”) has acquired rights to Oscar-winning screenwriter and activist Dustin Lance Black’s memoir “Mama’s Boy: A Story From Our Americas” with plans to adapt it into a feature-length documentary for a late 2020 release.
The story recounts how the stories Black grew up with in the South helped him become a storyteller in his own right. That includes his personal story, which features his mother at the center: a victim of childhood polio, she had no use of her legs but refused to let that stop her. He inherited her strong will and optimism. [Source: Deadline]
Amazon has released a new featurette for its rotoscope animated psychological drama series “Undone” starring Rosa Salazar as a young, depressed woman whose life is irreversibly and wildly changed after a car accident gives her a newfound ability to shift through time. The clip explores the animation style which allows them to do a highly ambitious story more cost-effectively, and the series premieres September 13th.