The actor will play an author modeled after Goosebumps creator R.L. Stine, whose characters literally come to life, forcing him to hide from his own creations.
Darren Lemke wrote the most recent draft of the script, which was previously worked on by Carl Ellsworth (Disturbia) and Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (Monopoly). Neal H. Moritz is producing alongside Deborah Forte from Scholastic Entertainment, which publishes the books. No production schedule was given.
Jack Black most recently starred in Bernie, and we reported last month he signed on for a cameo in the upcoming comedy Sex Tape.
Goosebumps comes to theaters April 15th, 2016 and stars Jack Black, Amy Ryan, Dylan Minnette, Odeya Rush, Ken Marino, Jillian Bell, Steven Krueger, E. Roger Mitchell. The film is directed by Rob Letterman.