The movie adaptation of Goosebumps is not due in cinemas until February here in the UK, however Sony are already looking ahead for a sequel.
The series of books (181 since 1992) have sold over 350 million worldwide, so Sony naturally want the develop this into a franchise. They are already planning a writer for the sequel, but it seems Sony are being cautious, waiting to find their man.
They want to go ahead with the sequel, based on the first films sales. So if popular, a Goosebumps 2 is likely. The tracking board revealed the news.
The report states that Sony is in the process of tracking down a writer to tackle the script for the sequel, so the planning is still in the very early stages.
Author R.L Stine’s series of books called Goosebumps spawned a TV series in the 90’s, and was adored by fans looking for something dark, funny, frightening and everything inbetween.
Goosebumps is directed by Rob Letterman, and is written by Scott Alexander, Carl Ellsworth, Larry Karaszewski and Darren Lemke, based on R.L Stine’s books. The cast includes Jack Black, Odeya Rush, Halston Sage, Ella Wahlestedt and Jillian Bell.
Expect to see the film in cinemas 10th February 2016.
Upset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah (Odeya Rush), living right next door. But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach’s comes when he learns that Hannah has a mysterious dad who is revealed to be R. L. Stine (Jack Black), the author of the bestselling Goosebumps series. It turns out that there is a reason why Stine is so strange… he is a prisoner of his own imagination – the monsters that his books made famous are real, and Stine protects his readers by keeping them locked up in their books. When Zach unintentionally unleashes the monsters from their manuscripts and they begin to terrorize the town, it’s suddenly up to Stine, Zach, and Hannah to get all of them back in the books where they belong.