The Hollywood Reporter reports that Gary Dauberman, co-writer of this year’s It and Annabelle : Creation, is to write and produce Are You Afraid Of The Dark, which will be based on the early 1990s anthology show that aired on Nickelodeon. The property is getting the big-screen treatment over at Paramount Players, a division of Paramount Pictures.
The stories in each episode of the original series were campfire tales told by a group of teens who called themselves the Midnight Society. The tales ranged from modern takes on fairy tales to stories involving creatures such as vampires and aliens.
“The show is about the shared experience of telling stories — especially scary ones. We’re going to celebrate that with this movie and honor the darker, scarier tone of the show, which was really groundbreaking for Nickelodeon at the time. I hope the Midnight Society approves,” Dauberman told The Hollywood Reporter.
No news on timescales, but we’ll keep you posted.