The upcoming adaptation of “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” now has an official premiere date. CBS Films and Lionsgate have confirmed that the film will hit theaters on August 9, 2019, adding another film to a crowded family-friendly box office.
Directed by André Øvredal, the studio shared the above photo with the film’s official release date. Øvredal can be seen with writer and producer Guillermo del Toro, and the star of the film Zoe Coletti. Joining Colletti in the film are Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush, Austin Abrams, Dean Norris, Gil Bellows, Lorraine Toussaint, Austin Zajur, and Natalie Ganzhorn
The film was inspired by the popular children’s books of the same name, and the box set is still a great seller on Amazon after all these years. The film version of “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” follows a group of young teens who must solve the mystery surrounding sudden deaths in their small town.
As we mentioned earlier, August will be a busy month at the box office this year. The month is starting out with the release of the “Dora the Explorer” adaptation, FOX’s “New Mutants,” and the “Fast and Furious” spinoff with Hobbs and Shaw. Disney is releasing its big “Artemis Fowl” adaptation the next weekend, with “The Angry Birds Movie 2;” “Boss Level” with Frank Grillo, Naomi Watts, and Mel Gibson; and “Good Boys” with Jacob Tremblay releasing the weekend after that.
With a good mix of family-friendly adventures and thrillers, it will be interesting to see which of the new releases comes out on top. While the August box office was one of the slower months of the year, hits like “Suicide Squad” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” have shows that the right movie can bring fans into theaters.
We don’t have a trailer yet for the film, the studio will most likely release that as we get a little closer to the film’s August premiere date. Until then, you can catch up on all of those scary stories you used to read when you were younger.