Gary Dauberman is a name you should know. In addition to revamping the screenplay for Andy Muschietti’s IT and penning Annabelle: Creation in 2017, he scribed of the upcoming Conjuring spinoff The Nun as well as It Chapter 2. He’s a busy man and a rising star, to be certain, and he’s taking on new projects despite a full plate.
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The Hollywood Reporter is announcing that Dauberman will be writing and producing a feature film adaptation of Are You Afraid of the Dark?, the spooky series that played on Nickelodeon in the 1990s.
Paramount Pictures arm Paramount Players has hired Gary Dauberman, the writer behind the New Line horror movies It and Annabelle: Creation, to pen the script and produce the project,
The conceit of Afraid of the Dark was that the stories in each episode were campfire tales told by a group of teens who called themselves the Midnight Society. The tales ranged from modern takes on fairy tales to stories involving creatures such as vampires and aliens.
Obviously, this project is just in its infancy, so it’ll be a while before anything solid manifests. Still, we’ll be keeping our ears to the ground in order to bring you additional news as details emerge. Stay tuned!