Get ready for a spine-tingling dose of ’90s nostalia! Nickelodeon’s hit series Are You Afraid of the Dark? is officially getting the big screen treatment.
According to Tracking Board, Paramount Players has just greenlit a feature length version of Are You Afraid of the Dark?.
The production company has brought on Gary Dauberman to write the script for the upcoming adaptation, which will be produced by Matt Kaplan.
Dauberman specifically is a great choice to serve as scribe on the project. The screenwriter has worked on a slew of horror movies including Annabelle, Swamp Devil, and this year’s September blockbuster, It.
Unfortunately, fans looking to scope out the details of the new project will have to wait patiently for the Paramount Pictures division to reveal what the film might entail. Currently, plot details for the project are being kept firmly under wraps.
That being said, we’re sure the filmmakers will tie in plenty of nods to the creepy late night Nickelodeon series we all grew up watching in the ’90s!
The original Are You Afraid of the Dark? ran from 1991 through 1996 as part of Nikelodeon’s SNICK line-up.
The series centered around a group of teens (known as The Midnight Society) who would meet up together every week at a secret location in the woods. Once there, the members would take turns telling scary stories to the rest of the group.
We’ll be looking forward to seeing if they amp up the scare factor now that the television show is heading to the big screen, of they’ll keep things a bit more PG.
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