For those who religiously read the Scholastic book series, “Goosebumps” written by R.L. Stine – there’s good news. It’s coming to the silver screen.
Actor, Dylan Minnette has been cast as the co-lead in the Sony Pictures’ movie version. Sony nabbed the rights to the books and tapped Black’s Gulliver’s Travels helmer Rob Letterman to direct last March. The film is loosely based on the series and is scripted by Darren Lemke and Mike White.
Minnette will play Zach Cooper, who moves with his family move from NY to to the idyllic town of Greendale, MD, where his secretive new neighbor turns out to be author R.L. Stine (Black). When the many, many demons in Stine’s mind are set free by Slappy, a demonic ventriloquist’s dummy, it’s up to Zach and Stine’s niece Hannah (Odeya Rush) to put the evil genies back in the bottle. Deborah Forte and Neal H. Moritz are producing.