Miramax Films and Guillermo del Toro Present “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark”

The Walt Disney Studios announced today that Guillermo del Toro's "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark" will be released under the Miramax banner on January 21, 2011.   The film is being produced by Mark Johnson and del Toro, directed by Troy Nixey, starring Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce, Bailee Madison and Jack Thompson. Don't Be Afraid of the Dark is a thriller about a young girl (Madison) who is sent to live with her father (Pearce) and his girlfriend (Holmes) in the old mansion they are renovating, where she unwittingly unleashes malevolent creatures bent on destroying all of them.