CBS Scares Up The Rights To SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK

What Tales Will CBS Tell In The Dark?

This is some good news for all you 90’s horror kids out there. CBS Films has sprung for a pitch from Patrick Melton & Marcus Dunstan, who wrote the last four Saw films, to adapt Alvin Schwartz’s classic spooky tale collection Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.We have the news below.

stories-to-tellHere’s the rundown on the film we got so far from Deadline. Melton and Dunstan will adapt some of the Scary short stories into a screenplay about a group of outcast kids who stand up to their fears to save their town when nightmares come to life.

Sean Daniel and Jason Brown of Sean Daniel Company and Elizabeth Grave of 1212 Entertainment will produce, with Roberto Grande and Joshua Long exec producing. SDC and 1212 initially optioned rights before teaming up with Melton and Dunstan, who are repped by WME and Trevor Engelson at Underground.

VP Mark Ross and Creative Executive Alex Ginno are overseeing the project for CBS Films.

The three-book children’s series, which has sold more than 7 million copies worldwide, began with 1981′s Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark and continued with More Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark (1984) and Scary Stories 3: More Tales To Chill Your Bones (1991).Everyone loved these books and they are even collector’s editions of the books that are SUPER hard to find. We hope that this goes well for CBS. This could be an epic time.

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