Guillermo del Toro may have just dropped out of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, but that hasn’t stopped him from signing on another project.
According to Variety, the filmmaker is setting up two new projects with Fox Searchlight. The first film is a remake of the 1947 film Nightmare Alley. Del Toro has attached himself to co-write and direct that film. On board to write with him is a writer named Kim Morgan. This will not be del Toro’s next project.
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The original film followed a con-man and female psychiatrist, who open up a mentalist act. However, the psychiatrist soon turns the tables on the con-man.
The other film is a supernatural movie called Antlers, and while del Toro is producing, he will not be directing. The man who will have that honor is Hostiles director Scott Cooper. The film was penned by Henry Chaisson and Nick Antosca, and is based on the short story “The Quiet Boy” by Atntosca.
The film “follows a young teacher who discovers that her troubled student’s father and younger brother harbor a deadly supernatural secret. Taking the boy into her care, the teacher must fight for their survival against horrors beyond imagination.”
Here’s what del Toro had to say in a statement regarding these two films:
“I am delighted to continue the producing partnership that has been forged with Fox Searchlight during the making of The Shape of Water. Nancy, Steve, David and Matthew and the entire team are great champions of true cinema. With both Nightmare Alley and Antlers I know we will create entertaining, elevated films.”
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