Ah, Goosebumps! You’ve served as horror training wheels for so many of today’s fans. It’s about time that you got a feature film adaptation! And so you shall!
According to The Hollywood Reporter screenwriter Carl Ellsworth (co-writer of Red Dawn and co-writer of Disturbia) has come aboard to write the screenplay for a live-action feature adaptation of the R.L. Stine book series Goosebumps for Columbia. Neal Moritz is producing through his Original Film banner with Deborah Forte of Scholastic Entertainment.
Scholastic publishes the hugely popular kids’ horror books, which number in the dozens and have sold more than 300 million copies worldwide, second only to the “Harry Potter” series in total sales. Not too shabby!
Columbia picked up film rights to the series in May 2008 and is looking at a family-driven potential franchise. Look for more soon!
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