There’s been a handful of announcements I’ve been patiently waiting to share with you, and for once I actually behaved and didn’t slip my overrated tongue. The movie I was a producer on has finally gotten a release date and if I may say so myself a perfect one for a great little horror movie from the mind and pen of Guillermo del Toro, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark.

January 21, 2011. This news was reported on The Heat Vision Blog and I think it’ll be a nice way to kick off a new year.

For those who aren’t aware, the movie is the directorial debut of Troy Nixey, a seriously talented and delightful man I’ve been in cahoots with for quite a few years now. Watch the short film that helped get him the gig here. Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce, and Bailee Madison star in the tale of little creatures in the basement of an old mansion and the wicked things they’ll do to get their claws on a little girl. It falls directly in the epicenter of Guillermo’s wheelhouse and definitely shares a kinship with your favorite flicks of his. And Troy, well he’s going to be directing films a long time.

As for trailers and other goodies, stay tuned. Hey, is there any big conventions next month? Just asking…

Since I’m able to share any official pictures, here’s one I took on set: