Production Begins on the Goosebumps Movie
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 04.23.2014
Starring Jack Black as R. L. Stine…
Sony Pictures has officially announced that principal production has begun on Goosebumps. The new film, based on R. L. Stine's Goosebumps book series, stars Jack Black and is being directed by Rob Letterman, with a script by Darren Lemke and Mike White.
The film will be released on March 23, 2016. The film also stars Dylan Minnette, Odeya Rush, Amy Ryan, Jillian Bell, Ryan Lee, and Ken Marino. Below is an official synopsis:
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.
Production for the film will be taking place in and around Conyers, Madison, and Atlanta, Georgia. Set for the creative team are director of photography Javier Aguirresarobe, production designer Sean Haworth, editor Jim May, and costume designer Judianna Makovsky.