OMG! Theaters better start selling slap bracelets and Airheads candy, because Goosebumps is coming to the big screen!
Sony Pictures is trying to launch the classic YA horror series into a film franchise, and they're on the hunt for a helmer!
The current frontrunner is Monsters Vs. Aliens director Rob Letterman. But does this mean the film will be CG?
Not necessarily! Letterman recently made the jump to live action with Gulliver's Travels, so it sounds like he could handle the visuals- but what about the scares?
And speaking of scares, just which book will come first? Werewolf Of Fever Swamp? The Haunted Mask?
Or will we get some kind of Avengers-style supergroup of our favorite frighteners?
Either way, we need to go ahead and start organizing the slumber party for the Blu-Ray release now!
[Image via Scholastic Publishing.]
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From what we've seen, it looks like Jack The Giant Killer is going to be a cool movie, that's for sure. So it makes us happy that the writer of that flick has just been tapped to write the adaptation of a Goosebumps movie!
We were JUST talking about how there needs to be a Goosebumps movie!
Darren Lemke is his name, and he has quite the task ahead of him if they like his work… because Columbia picked up the rights to FIFTY of RL Stine's Goosebumps books in 2008!
Color us excited to finally see what they're going to do with one of these, and which book they choose first! Such classics!
Which do U want to see first??
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Sure, we all grew up on these
or the Goosebumps ones but are we going to ruin the nostalgia by bringing these to theaters?
Red Crown Productions has made a deal with Choose Your Own Adventure series publisher Chooseco to make the series into films.
These books were awesome because they were interactive. How would they pull that off on-screen though?
We suppose there are some approaches they COULD take, such as:
-Show multiple outcomes of on-screen courses of action, like how they did it in Run Lola Run
-Use self-referential humor as a technique to move the story along
-Allow audiences to vote on key scenes BEFORE the movie is even made
-Avoid AT ALL COSTS any techniques used in 1995's interactive Mr. Payback, where audiences used joysticks to vote on the action
Guess we'll see what approach they end up taking. This could be cool if they're smart about it, or it could be REALLY, REALLY bad.
Would U like to re-live your childhood with Choose Your Own Adventure movies?
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This could either be really epic or really lame. Our 11-year-old self is praying for the former.
In the 90s, if you weren't carrying around a copy of R.L. Stine's Goosebumps, you might as well be invisible. No really, you didn't matter if you weren't engrossed in the stories of Cold Lake, Horrorland or that deranged evil snowman!
The books spawned a TV show, which was decent, but fans of the series have been waiting almost a decade for word that a movie would be made based on the franchise. Today, consider your prayers answered.
Columbia Pictures has settled on a scribe to pen the mildy-horrifying kid's flick. Screenwriter Carl Ellsworth, whose other works include Red Dawn and Disturbia, will be given the honor of melding an awesome collection of mystery and horror stories into one movie.
That's a pretty solid sounding resume to us! Get moving Carl! We're ready to be in for a scare!
Are U excited about Goosebumps getting the movie treatment?
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