‘Goosebumps’ Gets Director Rob Letterman

The ‘Gulliver’s Travels’ filmmaker will take on this adaptation of the popular R.L. Stine’s children’s books for Sony.

Goosebumps lands director Rob Letterman
Goosebumps lands director Rob Letterman
Sony Pictures is in negotiations with director Rob Letterman (Gulliver's Travels) to take the helm on their Goosebumps adaptation.

We reported last January that Darren Lemke (Jack the Giant Slayer, Turbo) was brought on to tackle the screenplay. The project has been in development since 2008, with writers such as Carl Ellsworth (Disturbia) and Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (Monopoly) tackling the script.

The project is based on the popular series of children's novels by R.L. Stine, which have sold more than 300 million copies worldwide. The series pays homage to classic films such as Night of the Living Dead and other well-known horror icons, replacing gruesome genre elements with kid-friendly jokes. Nothing is known about the story for this big-screen adaptation thus far.

Rob Letterman directed the animated hits Shark Tale and Monsters Vs. Aliens before making his live-action debut with Gulliver's Travels in 2011.

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.

Sources: Deadline
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  1. JonSpidey07

    I did not want to see Gulliver's Travels
    so hopefully he won't f*ck this up

    2 years agoby @jonspidey07Flag

  2. Sean

    @Number1Wolverine You're welcome :) . Have you tried searching for them on dvd on the internet? I don't know if they are being sold anywhere on dvd, but they probably could be available on dvd on the internet.

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag


    @themoviefanatic - Oh, thanks for telling me :). I got to look more into this.

    2 years agoby @Number1WolverineFlag

  4. Sean

    @Number1Wolverine Yes, there were movies for almost all the books if not all of them, but each of them were short if i remember correctly.

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag


    @themoviefanatic - Unfortunately no. I didn't know there were any old movies. I only knew about the books, and TV series.

    2 years agoby @Number1WolverineFlag

  6. Sean

    @Number1Wolverine Did you ever see any of the old Goosebumbs movies based off the books?

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag


    Interesting... I still have a couple of Goosebumps books. I don't remember much of the stories, but I always will remember that creepy a** theme song that scared me to death when I was a kid lol :(.

    2 years agoby @Number1WolverineFlag

  8. Soomdog

    if goosebumps grew with its audience i would love to see a goosebumps/are you afraid of the dark grindhouse hard R version haha

    2 years agoby @SoomdogFlag

  9. Sean

    @dan1 Same here.

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  10. Mr.K

    As long as they don't make it like a "teen hip" film then I'll be ok with it.

    2 years agoby @mr-kFlag

  11. Dan

    Loved these books back in the 90's.

    2 years agoby @dan1Flag

  12. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Should be fun for kids

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

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