Katie Holmes is Afraid Of The Dark

Guillermo del Toro is co-writing and producing

Katie Holmes has signed on for Guillermo del Toro’s latest push to develop a horror thriller – Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark.

As if he wasn’t already busy enough working on The Hobbit and about 7,000 other projects, the one-man production company has set one of his protégés – comic book artist-turned-director Troy Nixey to helm the film.

Del Toro and writing collaborator Matthew Robbins have penned Dark, based on a ‘70s TV movie about a young girl who moves in with her father and his girlfriend, only to discover the house holds demonic beasties.

While Nixey hasn’t made a film before, he did direct a short – Latchkey’s Lament, which blends CG animation and live action to follow the story of a pair of married keys kidnapped by an evildoer known as the Keyfiend (above).

It might not sound horrific, but there’s at least one gruesome death – and del Toro apparently liked the tone enough to bring Nixey on board.

[Source: Variety]

Katie Holmes and horror. Has del Toro chosen wisely?

Comments

    • MadMogwai

      May 7th 2009, 9:56

      Well i've always found her acting a bit scary.....

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    • irishbrian

      May 7th 2009, 9:58

      Mmmmm !!

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    • punchdrunklove

      May 7th 2009, 10:03

      I hope Tom makes an appearance as a beastie

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    • GrandiaKnight

      May 10th 2009, 13:54

      Always good to see a Del Toro film. Should a decent scare!

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