Paramount Players, a subsidiary of matriarch Paramount Pictures, is bringing a beloved '90s anthology series to the big screen.
Originally aired on nostalgic Nickelodeon, Are You Afraid of the Dark followed a group of kids known as the Midnight Society, who told fairy tales and urban legends around a campfire, popularly throwing their midnight dust, aka gun powder, as a regular rite of passage. It ran throughout the early to late '90s.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, screenwriter Gary Dauberman will write the script, and Matt Kaplan will produce the highly-anticipated adaptation.
Dauberman recently garnered critical acclaim for his role in co-writing the screenplays for Annabelle: Creation and Stephen King’s It reboot. He is already in the process of writing both films’ sequels—The Nun and It: Chapter Two, respectively.
Kaplan, the CEO of Chapter One Films, is the mastermind behind acclaimed genre films like The Lazarus Effect and Before I Fall.