It was revealed earlier this month that director and producer Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, The Shape of Water) will be joining director André Øvredal (The Autopsy of Jane Doe, Trollhunter) will be leading a panel discussing the art of scary storytelling at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con.
In particular, the panel will focus on their upcoming film SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK and how they adapted the well-known horrifically illustrated series into a live-action format. If I was going to Comic-Con, this would be on my absolute must-see list of panels to attend. Adapting other people’s work is difficult, let alone one that is most known for scarring the minds of children everywhere.
The panel featuring Guillermo del Toro and André Øvredal will take place on Saturday, July 20. You should check out the programming schedule here for specifics regarding times and rooms. It may be subject to change. For more information on how the ticketing process works click here.
The official synopsis for the film is as follows: “It’s 1968 in America. Change is blowing in the wind…but seemingly far removed from the unrest in the cities is the small town of Mill Valley where for generations, the shadow of the Bellows family has loomed large. It is in their mansion on the edge of town that Sarah, a young girl with horrible secrets, turned her tortured life into a series of scary stories, written in a book that has transcended time—stories that have a way of becoming all too real for a group of teenagers who discover Sarah’s terrifying home.”
SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK, arriving in theaters everywhere August 9, 2019 from CBS Films, Lionsgate and eOne.