André Øvredal has inked a deal to return to the director’s chair for Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark 2.
Dan Hageman and Kevin Hageman who wrote the script for the first film will also return to write the sequel based on a story by Guillermo del Toro according to Deadline.
Drawing inspiration from the book trilogy by the same name by Alvin Schwartz with illustrations by Stephen Gammell, the first film was set in 1968 in a small town where teenagers discovered the secret book of Sarah Bellows. Sarah was locked away by her family and spent her time whispering scary stories through a crevice in the wall to children outside.
Upon opening the book, Sarah’s stories were unleashed upon the real world, and the teens found themselves at the center of a decades old mystery while trying to survive. The film left off with the promise of more adventures to come.
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark earned an estimated $105 in the world wide box office. That number almost assured a sequel.
Øvredal made a name for himself in the horror genre with films like Trollhunter and The Autopsy of Jane Doe, and it will be interesting to see what he and the rest of the creative team bring together for the sequel.
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