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‘Big Fish’ Writer Hired For ‘Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark’ Movie
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Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz and Stephen Gammell

Just about a year ago it was reported that Saw writers Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan were working on an adaptation of the horror books Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. Now comes word that a new writer is being brought in for the project.

It’s being reported that CBS Films has hired screenwriter John August to come in and take over writing duties. August has previously worked on multiple Tim Burton scripts, including Big Fish, Corpse Bride, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Dark Shadows, and Frankenweenie.

The Scary Stories books—which include Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, and Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones—were written by author Alvin Schwartz, with creepy art created by Stephen Gammell.

[Source: Deadline]

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