Katie Holmes is due to star in a remake of the 1973 hit horror movie “Don’t be Afraid of the Dark” – out on 12th August 2011. Produced by Guillermo Del Toro and Mark Johnson, the film follows in the footsteps of a series of trapdoor thrillers which focus on differing versions of a scary hole which are invariably terrifying:
Sally (Bailee Madison), a young girl who moves to Rhode Island to live with her father (Guy Pearce) and his new girlfriend (Katie Holmes) in the 19th-century mansion they are restoring. Having stumbled upon the mansion’s hidden basement, Sally starts hearing voices calling out from the bolted ash pit, imploring her to open it. Sally obliges and unwittingly unleashes something so terrible, so unthinkable, that everyone’s life – hers most of all – is placed in immediate and grave danger.
The film is the latest release from Miramax Pictures. The premiere will take place at Comic-Con in San Diego.
Producers: Guillermo Del Toro, Mark Johnson
Director: Troy Nixey