In September 2021, Netflix will soon release a new movie called Nightbooks . This horror-fantasy genre film will give you the sensation of watching magical stories ranging from evil witch characters to mysterious apartments. Even though it has a scary story, Nightbooks is a film that is suitable to be watched with the family.
While waiting for the show, let’s first look at five interesting facts about the Nightbooks movie
Adaptation of the book by JA White
Nightbooks is a film adaptation of the children’s book of the same name by JA White. This book was first published on July 24, 2018. A year later, in June 2019, Netflix announced that it would produce this book into a film.
Just like the original book, the film Nightbooks will tell the story of a boy who is obsessed with scary stories. One day, he is trapped in a magic apartment belonging to a magician. Every night, he has to tell a different scary story in order to stay alive.
The story and visuals presented in this film are potentially very scary for children. But don’t worry , Netflix will translate Nightbooks into a big screen adventure suitable for watching for the whole family.
In the movie Nightbooks, Winslow Fegley and Lidya Jewett will play a witch prisoner
In Nightbooks , child actor Winslow Fegley will play Alex, a boy obsessed with scary stories. One day, he is trapped in a magical apartment belonging to an evil wizard.
Meanwhile, Lidya Jewett will play Yasmin. He is another prisoner trapped in a witch’s apartment. Yasmin and Alex then work together to find a way out so they can be free from the evil witch.
Krysten Ritter as Natacha, the evil witch who trapped Alex
In October 2020, it was announced that Krysten Ritter would be the antagonist in the film Nightbooks . The actress will play Natacha, an evil witch who traps Alex (Winslow Fegley) in her New York apartment.
Krysten Ritter, who is known for her roles in the series Breaking Bad and Jessica Jones, is considered very suitable to play the character of the witch Natacha. Nightbooks also marks his first film in two years after El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, which he starred in in 2019.
The script was written by the writers of Five Feet Apart and The Curse of La Llorona
The script for the film Nightbooks was directed by writers Tobias Iaconis and Mikki Daughtry. The two writers have previously worked together on the films Five Feet Apart (2019) and The Curse of La Llorona (2019). In June 2019, the two were officially announced to write the script for the film Nightbooks .
Meanwhile, David Yarovesky will direct this film. Nightbooks also marks his first film in two years after Brightburn in 2019.
Premiere September 15, 2021
After announcing the production of the film Nightbooks in June 2019, filming for this film finally officially started on October 14, 2020. Filming which was located in Toronto finally finished on December 17, 2020.
In April 2021, the film officially finished the entire production process. Netflix then reported that Nightbooks was ready to be released globally on September 15, 2021.