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Guillermo del Toro adapting Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

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This ought to be good

Master of horror Guillermo del Toro is bringing Alvin Schwartz's notorious children's book series, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, to theaters.

The director announced his involvement with the film on Twitter today, confirming that he has already started development on it.

According to Deadline, the director has been a longtime fan of the book series and has even purchased many original pieces from the book's illustrator, Stephen Gammell.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark has become one of the most iconic young adult book series in recent years after it was banned in some libraries for being too scary.

The book, which spawned two sequels (More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and Scary Stories: More Tales to Chill Your Bones) has had documentaries made about it and has influenced some of the biggest writers working right now.

There's no timeline on when del Toro will bring the adaptation to screens, but he's already got a hectic schedule ahead of him. He's currently working on a Fantastic Voyage remake, and if things go his way, he may even get the green light on his Pacific Rim sequel.