Guy Pearce Doing a TV Movie Remake

Don't be Afraid of the Dark was a television movie in 1973, and it's not based on one of my favorite childhood shows Are You Afraid of the Dark? Guy Pearce, most recently in The Hurt Locker, Bailee Madison, most recently in a TV movie herself, Merry Christmas, Drake and Josh and Katie Holmes are set to star. Troy Nixey will direct with Matthew Robbins (Blood Brothers) and Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth) writing the screenplay. The plot is sort of like The Amityville Horror or, more recently The Haunting in Connecticut: a girl, her father and his girlfriend move to a haunted house. It sounds like more of the boring jump-scare same, even with del Toro co-writing. His last scribe role was for Hellboy II: The Golden Army which wasn't even really that good.