According to Variety, Katie Holmes will be starring in Don't Be Afraid of the Dark for Miramax Films.

The film was written by Guillermo del Toro (The Hobbit) and Matthew Robbins.

Del Toro is going to produce the film with Mark Johnson. It will be directed by Troy Nixey in his feature film debut.

The film is a based on an ABC telepic from 1973. It follows a young girl who moves into her father's house and finds "devilish creatures" dwelling there.

Shooting will start this summer in Melbourne. The final film will be a "Guillermo del Toro Presentation."