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Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Scary Stories’ To Be Penned By ‘Lego Movie’ Writers

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dkhagemanCBS Films have set Dan Hageman and Kevin Hageman to polish the script to Guillermo del Toro’s adaptation of Alvin Schwartz’s classic trilogy “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.”

The books were released in 1981 (“Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark”), 1984 (“More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark”) and 1991 (“Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones”). The series consisted of short stories based on folklore and legend, accompanied by illustrations by Stephen Gammell. It’s sold more than 7 million copies worldwide.

Del Toro is developing the film with an eye to direct.

Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton first worked on the script for the project, with John August working on a later draft. Del Toro is producing along with Jason F. Brown, Sean Daniel and Elizabeth Grave.

The Hageman brothers worked on the script for Warner Bros. animated film “The Lego Movie,” and they are working on the “Ninjago” animated Lego movie. They’re repped by CAA, Underground and Hansen Jacobson.

Del Toro most recently directed “Crimson Peak.” He is repped by WME and manager Gary Ungar.

The news was first reported by the Hollywood Reporter.

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Zachary Levi Is ‘Shazam!’ In Official Teaser Trailer

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Not content with seeing Jason Momoa’s ‘Aquaman’ steal all of the DC glory at Comic-Con this weekend. Zachary Levi is taking a much lighter approach to this often brooding universe with ‘Shazam!’, working like a charm in the fun-filled teaser trailer released by Warner Bros.

Directed by David F. Sandberg, the initial footage focuses on foster kid Billy Batson (Asher Angel), who is chosen to channel superpowers through an ancient wizard, ultimately turning into the titular character with the childish sensibilities intact. Super strength? Flying? He seems more concerned on how he’s meant to pee in his red suit. Yet he’s soon having to use his abilities for good, when faced with Mark Strong’s big bad Dr. Thaddeus Sivana.

‘Shazam!’ swoops into UK cinemas in April 2019.

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Fantastical Debut Trailer For ‘Aquaman’ Welcomes You To Atlantis

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Still reeling from the critical reception which greeted ‘Justice League’ last year. Director James Wan and leading man Jason Momoa are tasked with keeping Warner Bros’ DCEU above water this December with ‘Aquaman’ and after seeing the action-packed first footage straight from Comic-Con, they seem up for the challenge.

Billed as the origin story of the half-human half -Atlantean. We catch glimpses of Arthur Curry’s (Momoa) family unit, most notably Nicole Kidman’s Queen Atlanna and his feisty red-haired ally Mera (Amber Heard), merely teasing his potential king status as he clashes with half-brother Orm (Patrick Wilson), allowing Wan to dial up the underwater spectacle and throw in a goat for good measure.

We’re positively drowning in excitement already. Here’s the trailer…

 

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First ‘Godzilla: King Of The Monsters’ Trailer Is An Atomic Blast

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Well. If you thought there wasn’t enough monster mayhem in Gareth Edwards’ 2014 effort.

Michael Dougherty’s (Krampus) 2018 film seems awfully keen to amend this with the epic debut trailer for ‘Godzilla: King Of The Monsters’, pitting the iconic creature against some of his greatest adversaries. Expect stunning money shots of Mothra, Rodan and a certain three-headed titan by the name King Ghidorah, whilst the human heroics are left to the Russell family consisting of Millie Bobby Brown, Vera Farmiga and Kyle Chandler.

The film roars into cinemas next May.

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