No official plot yet, but it's said to be an original story that's based on the hit Nickelodeon anthology series.
Director D.J. Caruso (Disturbia, The Disappointments Room, xXx: Return of Xander Cage) is in talks to helm the project.
Writer Gary Dauberman gave a brief update on the project in a recent interview where he revealed how he approached the script, saying: "I didn’t want to age it down too much because for it’s time, it had some really disturbing episodes and some really dark episodes. Not every story the Midnight Society told ended with happily ever after or a person learning their lesson and it will never happen again. I really embraced that side of things and I think it’s been a long time. I think fear is healthy for kids. I don’t think we have to always sand down the edges of things and that’s something I really wanted to do with Are You Afraid of the Dark. I think it is scary and I think kids will be scared watching it at times, and also they’ll laugh at times. I think it’s got a great message. I think it’s got a great heart to it but it is still scary. I think that’s great. I think it’s going to open it up to a wider audience." Adding... " It is a completely original story I came up with, but it still has the Midnight Society and it still has the campfire. It’s still a story being told." (9/10/18)
Writer Gary Dauberman was quoted saying: "The show is about the shared experience of telling stories — especially scary ones. We're going to celebrate that with this movie and honor the darker, scarier tone of the show, which was really groundbreaking for Nickelodeon at the time. I hope the Midnight Society approves."
No word if this will be an anthology like the series or if it will focus on a single story.
Scripted by Gary Dauberman (Annabelle: Creation, IT).
Based on the Nickelodeon anthology series with the same name.