After years of failed attempts and a television series, yesterday it was revealed the plot for the upcoming Goosebumps film, starring Jack Black, would actually be. Some were trying to figure out which story from the Goosebumps collection would be adapted onto the big screen but the director, Rob Letterman (Gulliver’s Travels), and the writers seem to be planning to be throwing a good lot of the characters from the R.L Stine books into the mix from the synopsis that was put out to the public yesterday.
The synopsis is as follows:
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.
Interesting that Jack Black is teaming up once again with Rob Letterman here and interesting that he’s in the R.L Stine role and the fact that they are taking this approach for the film. Only slight worry I have is that the Letterman/Black collaboration on Gulliver’s Travels was hardly memorable, for the right reasons. I don’t know much about Odeya Rush to comment on her being cast in this film but like that Dylan Minnette is, purely from his role in the short lived TV series Awake, as well as Prisoners. Also glad to here that it’s been recently announced that Ken Marino is joining the cast too, so seems that the film will be taking a more comedic tone of horror.
Goosebumps is lined up for a March 2016 release.