CBS Films/eOne’s feature take on Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark from Oscar winner Guillermo del Toro, who is co-writing and producing, will open on Aug. 9 next year.

André Øvredal is directing the movie about a group of young teens who must solve the mystery surrounding sudden and macabre deaths in a small town. Pic is based on Alvin Schwartz’s YA novel series, which Del Toro has long been a fan of and owns ten of the books’ original illustrations by Stephen Gammell.

Del Toro wrote with Daniel Hageman & Kevin Hageman, and the Shape of Water filmmaker is producing with Sean Daniel, Elizabeth Grave, Jason F. Brown, and J. Miles Dale

Zoe Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush, Austin Abrams, Dean Norris, Gil Bellows, Lorraine Toussaint, Austin Zajur, Natalie Ganzhorn star.