Netflix has announced the release date and shared some official photos for their upcoming film based on the popular children’s book series “A Babysitter’s Guide To Monster Hunting” by Joe Ballarini (pictured above). The film will be released on October 15th and stars Indya Moore (Pose), Tom Felton (Harry Potter franchise), Tamara Smart (Artemis Fowl), Ian Ho (A Simple Favour), Oona Laurence (Lost Girls) and Alessio Scalzotto (Rim of the World).
The script for the family film has been written Ballarini herself and Rachel Talalay is set to direct. Talalay has previously directed episodes of “Doctor Who”, “The Flash”, “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” and “Sherlock” as well as the films “Tank Girl” and “Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare”. Filming has already begun in Alberta, Canada.
Expect a trailer in the coming weeks
When high school freshman Kelly Ferguson (Tamara Smart) reluctantly agrees to babysit Jacob Zellman (Ian Ho) on Halloween, the last thing she expects is to be recruited into an international secret society of babysitters who protect kids with special powers from monsters. In order to keep Jacob safe from harm, Kelly teams with no-nonsense chapter Vice President Liz Lerue (Oona Laurence), tech genius Berna Vincent (Troy Leigh-Anne Johnson), creature expert Cassie Zhen (Lynn Masako Cheng) and potions master Curtis Critter (Ty Consiglio) to defeat a Boogeyman known as “The Grand Guignol” (Tom Felton), a glamorous witch named “Peggy Drood” (Indya Moore) and their legion of mysterious monsters.