Rob Letterman in talks to direct Goosebumps
Finally things appear to be moving forward on the Goosebumps movie adaptation, as Rob Letterman is being lined up to direct
Cards on the table: I was a big fan of R L Stine's Goosebumps series when I was younger. They provided me, as well as many others I'm sure, with a great introduction to horror fiction. Ever since I finished my first Goosebumps book, I was desperate for a decent movie adaptation, and obviously that is yet to happen. There was, of course, the TV series, but for the most part it did little to honour the source in my opinion.
Well, the movie adaptation seems to be moving closer to production, with the announcement that Rob Letterman (Monsters Vs Aliens and Gulliver's Travels) is in talks to direct the adaptation, working from a script that has been in development for a number of years, with Larry Kareszewski and Scott Alexander (1408) originally working on it before Carl Elsworth (Disturbia) was hired, Most recently Darren Lemke, (Jack The Giant Slayer) worked on it.
I really hope this works out, as the series of novels is immensely popular, so the possibility for this to be a franchise is clearly there. The choice of director is really quite safe, but we were unlikely to see the marquee names of horror cinema attached to direct. Joe Dante would be great, considering that The Hole is pretty much the closest we've seen a film come to nailing the tone of the Goosebumps series.
More news on the project when we get it...
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