Love this story!
""Big breaks rarely happen quite this way. Aspiring filmmaker Troy Nixey submitted his short film “Latchkey’s Lament” to Guillermo del Toro, looking for some guidance; what he got was the opportunity to direct his first feature, “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark.” An update of the 1973 TV movie, the R-rated film, co-written by Del Toro and Matthew Robbins, traces what happens when a precocious young girl (Bailee Madison) is sent to live with her father (Guy Pearce) and his new girlfriend (Katie Holmes) and begins to hear strange voices issuing from the basement of the historic home the couple is restoring. The 39-year-old Canadian recently took time out to discuss the origins of the project with Hero Complex contributor Gina McIntyre — readers living in Southern California can check out a preview screening of the movie, which opens in theaters Aug. 26, Tuesday night at the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles."
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