Are You Afraid of the Dark Movie

Believe it or not, there’s an Are You Afraid of the Dark? movie coming from Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon next year. It’s slated to arrive in theaters in October 2019, but the film has only just now landed a director.

A new report says Disturbia and Eagle Eye director D.J. Caruso is currently in talks to direct the Are You Afraid of the Dark movie that has a script from IT screenwriter Gary Dauberman. Read More »

Annabelle 3

In the Conjuring universe, Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga play married paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. Thus far, the pair haven’t figured prominently in any of the cinematic universe’s spin-off movies, appearing in The Conjuring and The Conjuring 2 and skipping out on the Annabelle franchise and the recent The Nun. But that’s about to change: a new report says Wilson and Farmiga are set to reprise their roles in the upcoming Annabelle 3.
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train to busan remake

James Wan and The Nun writer Gary Dauberman are on board to bring the hit South Korean zombie action thriller Train to Busan to the United States. Wan is set to produce the Train to Busan remake, while Dauberman is set to pen the American version of the flick which has garnered a cult following since its release in 2016.

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It: Chapter 2

I didn’t initially think splitting Stephen King‘s gargantuan novel It into two separate movies was a good idea, but the record-breaking box office numbers of last year’s It: Chapter 1 was proof enough that Warner Bros. made the right call…at least financially. Creatively? Well, that still remains to be seen.

The upcoming sequel will pick up with the Losers’ Club as adults nearly 30 years after temporarily defeating Pennywise, and while we knew things are going to get “transdimensional” in It: Chapter 2, some new quotes from the screenwriter have given us an idea of just how far into Crazy Town the filmmakers are planning to go. Will audiences be willing to go along for the ride, or will they reject the inter-dimensional weirdness at the story’s climax? Read More »

The Nun Screenwriter Interview

Screenwriter Gary Dauberman joined the Conjuring franchise with the very first Annabelle spin-off, and has written every spin-off since including Annabelle: Creation and this week’s The Nun. In between, he had time to write It: Chapter One and then adapted the rest of the Stephen King novel for It: Chapter Two. He also wrote the Swamp Thing series for the DC Universe streaming service and an adaptation of the Nickelodeon series Are You Afraid of the Dark?

The Nun tells the origin of the demonic spirit the Warrens faced in The Conjuring 2. This spin-off takes us back to 1952 in a remote convent in Romania. Father Kirk (Demian Bichir) and Sister Irene (Taissa Farmiga) visit the abbey to investigate a nun’s suicide. Spoiler alert: it’s related to The Nun.

Dauberman spoke with /Film by phone about The Nun and its place in the continuing Conjuring universe, as well as his upcoming projects for film and television.

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swamp thing tv show

DC’s digital service now has a name – DC Universe. And DC Universe now has a new addition – a live-action Swamp Thing TV series from executive producer James Wan. Wan is no stranger to DC: he’s also helming the upcoming Aquaman. 

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annabelle 3

The evil Annabelle doll will be coming back to haunt us in 2019. New Line Cinema has set a 2019 release date for Annabelle 3, which will be helmed by It co-writer and Annabelle writer Gary Dauberman.

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are you afraid of the dark movie

Update: Paramount has announced that Are You Afraid of the Dark? will open on October 11, 2019. Gary Dauberman is still writing the screenplay and producing alongside Matt Kaplan. Our original article follows below.

You’re only a ’90s kid if you remember being scared out of your mind by reruns of Are You Afraid of the Dark?, the Canadian anthology series that aired on Nickelodeon for seven seasons. Well, dust off your flashlights and your childhood trauma, because Are You Afraid of the Dark? is getting the big screen treatment — courtesy of horror nostalgia expert Gary Dauberman, the screenwriter of this fall’s massive horror hit It.

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It Chapter 2

Warner Bros. and New Line know they have a hit on their hands with It, Andy Muschietti‘s terrific adaptation of Stephen King’s classic horror novel. Splitting the dense book into two films – one that follows “The Losers’ Club” protagonists as children, and one that catches up with them as adults nearly thirty years later – was a bold move that required a lot of confidence that the first movie would be good enough to justify the sequel. But now that we’re on the cusp of the first film’s release and that’s earned solid reviews, a sequel seems inevitable.

While It: Chapter 2 hasn’t officially been given the green light by the studio just yet, we’re confident it’s only a matter of time because they’ve already hired It co-writer Gary Dauberman to begin writing the sequel.
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Stephen King's It

At 1150 pages, Stephen King’s It is a daunting prospect for adaptation. That’s why the first attempt was a TV miniseries. For the feature film, It is split into at least two films, with the one opening this week focusing on “The Losers’ Club” as children in 1989. The bullied outcasts of Derry, Maine face Pennywise the clown (Bill Skarsgard) and other nightmares manifested by a horrific force the kids only refer to as “It.”

Screenwriter Gary Dauberman took on the adaptation, which King himself has approved. Dauberman had a hit this summer with Annabelle: Creation and wrote another entry in the ever-expanding The Conjuring universe, The Nun. But even with that much horror movie experience, adapting Stephen King’s massive novel was still a massive undertaking. We kicked off our interview by talking about how you even get started with an undertaking like that.

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