The first two images from director Rob Letterman’s (Gulliver’s Travels) adaptation of Goosebumps have arrived, and both feature star Jack Black as R.L. Stine.
Speaking with EW, Black had this to say about playing the role:
“This is obviously a fictionalized version of his life and nothing that happens in this movie actually happened to him, other than him writing all the books. So I felt like, I was just going to approach it as a character, doing what I thought was most dramatically interesting and right for what was needed. I also got to meet R.L. and he’s a really great guy. Really smart and funny and sweet. But I made [the character] more of a sort of curmudgeonly dark, brooding beast master. So from the very beginning, I was taking liberties. I think he’s cool with it though. [Laughs] He’s been on set and he actually did a little cameo.”
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 14th August 2015.
The adaptation of the R.L. Stine books series follows a young boy who moves with his mother and sister to the small town of Greendale, Maryland. There, he meets veteran Young Adult horror author R. L. Stine, played by Jack Black. The infamous Slappy – a demonic ventriloquist’s dummy – comes into play and sets free the many many demons of Stine’s mind. Stine’s niece teams with the boy to put all the evil genies back in the bottle.