Are You Afraid Of The Dark? To Make Big Screen Debut
Article by Aaron Haughton
The Midnight Society will hold its first big screen meeting during the Halloween season of 2019, which should be BIG news for any kid who grew up in the 90s, and It (2017) screenwriter Gary Dauberman will be drafting the script and producing the film adaptation.
The Canadian TV anthology series originally aired on Nickelodeon, and featured a number of future stars (such as Ryan Gosling, Neve Campbell, and Jay Baruchel) and established figures (like Gilbert Gottfried and Bobcat Goldthwait). Each episode was a different story, but was always told by one of the illustrious Midnight Society members. And, it seems like Dauberman is going to keep that fundamental storytelling element intact.
"The show is about the shared experience of telling stories — especially scary ones," Dauberman told The Hollywood Reporter last month. "We're going to celebrate that with this movie and honor the darker, scarier tone of the show, which was really groundbreaking for Nickelodeon at the time. I hope The Midnight Society approves."
There are a lot of memorable stories from the show's 7 season run to choose from, so it'll be interesting to see if Dauberman cherry-picks from the pool of anthology stories, or if he crafts a few new tales for The Midnight Society to tell. Either way, we're excited to see the end result of this TV show turned film (even though we have a sneaking suspicion that it may be It meets Goosebumps).
Paramount will be behind the project and have set an October 11, 2019 release for the film.
What do you think? Are you stoked that show is finally making its big screen debut? Could you care less? We want to know. Share your thoughts and feelings in the comments section below, and and be sure to stay in the viddy well loop...because an untied knot is just a string!