Back in 2008, Sony Pictures acquired the rights to the popular horror book series for kids by R.L Stine, ‘Goosebumps’. With over 50 books, a few video games, and a Fox Kids television show that ran for four seasons, it’s safe to say that anyone who grew up in the 90’s fondly remembers the franchise.
In January of 2012, the studio hired ‘Jack The Giant Slayer’ and ‘Shrek Forever After’ writer Darren Lemke to write the script, but no news surfaced about the film’s advancement for quite some time. Now, Deadline reveals that Rob Letterman, the director behind very family friendly films such as ‘Monsters Vs. Aliens’, ‘Gulliver’s Travels’, and ‘Shark Tales’, is currently in talks to direct the film adaptation.
With a director practically attached at this point, we have an idea of what direction the film will be taking. What we don’t know yet is which of the many ‘Goosebumps’ stories will be adapted into a movie. There are so many good stories like ‘The Haunted Mask’, ‘Say Cheese And Die!’, and ‘Night of the Living Dummy’, but it’s uncertain if one story will dominate the plot of this feature film, if Lemke is creating an amalgam of some of the best stories, or if they’re creating new stories all together and using the ‘Goosebumps’ banner. Since the crew seems to be coming together now, maybe we’ll get more details on the upcoming film sooner rather than later.
Which classic stories from R.L. Stine’s ‘Goosebumps’ series would you like to see adapted into a feature film? Do you think that Rob Letterman will do a good job as the director? Let us know what you’re thinking in the comments below.
‘Goosebumps’, a co-production between Sony Pictures and Scholastic Entertainment, will be produced by Neal H. Moritz.