Deadline reports that author Alvin Schwartz’ classic children collection, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, is to be adapted into a movie by Saw writers Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan. The classic children’s collection of spooky stories consisted of three parts, all of which were tales from folklore and urban legend.
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).
The project will see Melton and Dunstan 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. Daniel and Brown initially optioned the rights before teaming up with Melton and Dunstan.