'Goosebumps' Eyes Jack Black for the Lead

Rob Letterman is directing this adaptation of R.L. Stine's popular children's book series about an author whose creations come to life.

Jack Black is in talks to star in Goosebumps
Jack Black is in talks to star in Goosebumps
Jack Black is in negotiations to star in the gestating Goosebumps adaptation. If a deal is finalized, the actor will reunite with his Gulliver's Travels and Shark Tale director Rob Letterman, who signed on to direct in March.

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 August 7th, 2015 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.



Sources: The Wrap

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  1. Mka47

    @unclerico12345 agreed

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  2. Fry_3000

    @tomp1210 lol :)

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  3. CelluloidDreams

    Strange!

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  4. uncle rico

    i'm all for it but would of rather seen it done as an anthology film with multiple tales like The Twilight Zone

    1 year agoby @unclerico12345Flag

  5. Tomp1210

    @Fry-3000 Yeh, look at that face lol.

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  6. Tomp1210

    If they can get this right, could be pretty cool, the old goosebumps/ are you afraid of the dark stuff was genius. I hope they can bring the same level of atmosphere as they did. I heard Jodelle Ferland did a new show that's kinda the same as those, and that's doing well, so no reason to doubt the potential of this.

    1 year agoby @tomp1210Flag

  7. Fry_3000

    I'm sure he'll do well

    1 year agoby @Fry-3000Flag

  8. Writer220

    why him? Jack hasn't done a kid's horror film, only comedies and King Kong and a few other films.

    1 year agoby @writer220Flag

  9. Mr.K

    I like Black but this is a kid's horror movie, not a comedy.

    1 year agoby @mr-kFlag