Sony Bumps Goosebumps and Smurfs Movies Back
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 05.01.2014
Both films have been delayed...
Sony has shifted the release dates for a couple of their films back. The studio announced that they have bumped the Goosebumps film from March 23, 2015 to August 7th of that year; at the same time they've pushed out the next Smurfs film by nearly a year from August 14th of 2015 to August 5th, 2016. The new date will pit Goosebumps against Assassin's Creed.
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.
The Smurfs movie, which is not a sequel or prequel but a new story, is directed by Kelly Asbury. Asbury revealed on his production blog that the studio bumped the film at his request in order "to make the movie I want to make and not have to compromise the quality on any front."