Two New Preview Clips from Don't Be Afraid of the Dark
08.08.11 by BrentJS
FilmDistrict has released two new preview clips from director Troy Nixey's (Latchkey's Lament) upcoming R-rated horror movie, Don't Be Afraid of the Dark. The movie is a remake of a 1973 TV movie of the same name and was co-written by Matthew Robbins and Guillermo del Toro, who first collaborated together on the script for Mimic (1997).
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark stars Guy Pearce and Katie Holmes as Alex and Kim Hirst, a young couple who inherit an old mansion and begin renovating it. Unbeknownst to them, however, their renovations stir up some dark forces dwelling within the mansion, forces that wish to claim Alex's young daughter, Sally (Bailee Madison), as one of their own. Alan Dale, Jack Thompson and Nicholas Bell also star.
Robbins and del Toro are currently collaborating on The Adventures of Pinocchio, a stop-motion animation adaptation of Carlo Collodi's 1883 classic The Adventures of Pinocchio. The two conceived the story together and Robbins penned the script, while del Toro took on the role of producer, hiring Gris Grimley and Mark Gustafson to co-direct. Del Toro called his adaptation "more surreal and slightly darker than" previous Pinocchio adaptations, but "more faithful" to Collodi's original story. The movie wil go into production next year.