The man sure does like his horror. According to THR, Crimson Peak director Guillermo del Toro has signed on to develop and possibly direct a movie based on the classic series of children’s book from Alvin Schwartz, Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark.
Del Toro is a huge fan of the trio of short story collections, apparently, and posted the above image to Twitter when the news broke, in which he displays some of his collection of original illustrations by Stephen Gammell.
Schwartz published three Scary Stories books between 1981 and 1991, and all garnered a certain amount of controversy for their horrific content and very creepy artwork. Still, that obviously didn’t do much to dissuade their fans and they remain very popular to this day.
Del Toro has a habit of attaching himself to various projects that either never see the light if day, or linger in development hell for years – so best not to get too excited about this just yet. If it does come to fruition though, Scary Stories To tell In The Dark will be produced through CBS Films, from a script by John August.