Now the children's author who brought us titles like Stay Out of The Basement, Night of the Living Dummy and The Haunted Mask is getting a movie makeover of his own, courtesy of Jack Black, who plays R.L. Stine in the upcoming Goosebumps movie.
That time of year is almost upon us. In just two weeks, geeks and nerds from around the world will be hopping in their cars and boarding planes to head out to southern California for the annual San Diego Comic-Con. As always, we expect that the event will be packed with all kinds of big announcements and sneak peeks, but what hasn’t been clear is precisely what is going to be on display. Today the roll-out of that information has begun.
Are you ready to plan your 2014 and 2015 around Big Eyes, Goosebumps and The Smurfs? The question is rhetorical. You totally are
With any luck, the upcoming Goosebumps movie will be packed with all kinds of various nostalgia triggers for audiences who grew up reading the books back in the 1990s, and one good sign that the project is heading in that direction is that they've just hired an actor with a good amount of nostalgia experience.
Now, Goosebumps has a release date of March 23rd, 2016 according to THR. That’s more than two years from now, so you’ve got tons of time to leave a note in your Trapper Keeper.
The Goosebumps adaptation continues on in its development, roping in Israeli actress Odeya Rush for the young female lead in the film. For those gauging her career superficially, she’s going from Philip Noyce’s adaptation of the beloved-by-all-ages The Giver to one of the beloved-by-‘80s-babies children’s series.
The long in-development live-action movie based on R.L. Stine's popular horror series Goosebumps is finally taking some major steps towards production, and today it's not only been revealed who is likely to star in it, but also what the basic story is about.
If you were a kid in the 90s, chances are that you picked up at least one of R.L. Stine's Goosebumps books. The short, throw-away paperbacks were great quick reads for kids looking to read some scary stories about evil ventriloquist dummies, haunted Halloween costumes...
The latest update on Columbia's Goosebumps project came earlier this year, when the studio was looking to switch from Disturbia scribe Carl Ellsworth to Shrek Forever After writer Darren Lemke to adapt the series into a film. Frustratingly, no word has emerged on the project since then. Still, it's good to see Stine is game for a movie version, even if he's not optimistic about one coming about anytime soon.
If you grew up during the '90s, it's likely you're familiar with prolific YA-writer R.L. Stine's Goosebumps, either as the kiddie-friendly horror book series or as its child star-studded TV spin-off. The ubiquitous franchise has long frightened and delighted children with its spooky stories of devilish toys, menacing MacGuffins, and campfire tales come true.
R.L. Stine's Goosebumps books and their spin-offs are horror-fiction for kids, and from 1992 to 2008 sold more than 300 million copies worldwide, which makes it the most lucrative book series behind Harry Potter.