It has been a span of four years since the debut of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, the highly anticipated cinematic rendition of the popular books authored by Alvin Schwartz during the ’80s and ’90s.
This film achieved noteworthy success for Lionsgate, amassing a total of $104 million in global box office revenue. However, despite the initial announcement of a sequel, the realization of such a project has yet to materialize.
In a recent interview with IGN, André Øvredal, the director of “The Last Voyage of the Demeter,” has confirmed that the sequel to “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” is currently undergoing active development.
According to Øvredal’s statement to IGN, they have a fully developed narrative for the project. Additionally, they have diligently worked on refining the script, actively making revisions as recently as last year and continuing into this year.
The strike undeniably halted the process, but it remains active without a doubt. The impact of COVID-19 and the significant time consumed by personal circumstances have unquestionably hindered the advancement.
André Øvredal, known for his work on “The Autopsy of Jane Doe,” will be making a comeback as the director for the sequel. The talented duo, Dan Hageman and Kevin Hageman, will also be back to pen the script for the upcoming film.
Reportedly, Guillermo del Toro is once again involved, this time with a credit for “story by.