Fans of R.L. Stine’s epic masterpiece, ‘Goosebumps‘ should be happy to learn that principal photography has begun for the film! There has been word that this movie was going to be happening for years and now newer readers as well as fans that have grown up with the series have a big screen adaptation to look forward to! Not only that, but we have the synopsis from the press release to share with you as well!
While I’m not the hugest fan of having Jack Black as a lead (his brand of humor can be borderline annoying), if they keep him in check it could be a good fit having him play the author. Joining him on screen will be Dylan Minnette (‘Prisoners’, ‘Let Me In’) as his son Zach, Odeya Rush (‘The Giver‘, ‘The Odd Life Of Timothy Green’) as the girl Zach is interested in, Amy Ryan (‘Gone Baby Gone’, ‘Escape Plan’), Jillian Bell (‘The Master’, ‘Bridesmaids’), Ryan Lee (‘Super 8’, ‘Meeting Evil’), and Ken Marino (‘Gattaca’, ‘Veronica Mars’). While I might be iffy about Jack’s performance, I do have to say I think that director Rob Letterman will probably be a good fit having successfully worked on ‘Monsters vs. Aliens’ as well as ‘Shark Tale’.
If you are curious to know what the movie is about, we finally have the official synopsis of the film:
In Goosebumps, upset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah (Odeya Rush), living right next door. But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach’s comes when he learns that Hannah has a mysterious dad who is revealed to be R. L. Stine (Jack Black), the author of the bestselling Goosebumps series. It turns out that there is a reason why Stine is so strange… he is a prisoner of his own imagination – the monsters that his books made famous are real, and Stine protects his readers by keeping them locked up in their books. When Zach unintentionally unleashes the monsters from their manuscripts and they begin to terrorize the town, it’s suddenly up to Stine, Zach, and Hannah to get all of them back in the books where they belong.
Are you excited to see ‘Goosebumps’ on the big screen? Do you think they’ll have done a good job with it? Share your thoughts below!
‘Goosebumps’ will open March 23rd, 2016
Source: Coming Soon