Deadline.com reports that the sale of Mirmax from Disney to Colony Captial’s Filmyard will delay the feature-film remake/reboot of the harrowing 1970’s TV movie DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK.
Scheduled to be released in January of 2011, the slow-moving studio sale and transfer of assets has postponed the supernatural film and the thriller THE DEBT from their planned releases.
No new time-table has been set, and likely will not be until after the deal is finalized sometime early next year.
Guillermo Del Toro and Matthew Robbins (MIMIC) based their screenplay for the new version on the original Nigel McKeand penned teleplay. DON”T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK is directed by Troy Nixie, starring Guy Pearce (MEMENTO) and Katie Holmes (BATMAN BEGINS).