Here’s a story guaranteed to make children of the 90s squeal: Columbia Pictures has hired screenwriter Carl Ellsworth to pen a movie based on R. L. Stine’s Goosebumps series. The film will be live action, but it’s unknown which of the children’s horror stories will be incorporated into the movie.
Carl Ellsworth co-wrote The Last House on the Left, Disturbia, and Red Eye. Yikes! It looks like Columbia Pictures wants someone who can write scary movies. The Goosebumps books were horror stories, but they were never TOO scary. They are mostly read by kids between 8 and 10 years old, but maybe Columbia is looking to go scarier and attract an older audience.
Scholastic published 62 books in the original series, which ran from 1992-1997. Several spinoff series followed, and over 300 million copies of Goosebumps books have been sold worldwide. That’s second only to JK Rowling, who has sold over 400 million Harry Potter books.
Goosebumps was previously adapted into a TV show that ran from 1995 to 1998. This would be the first time for Goosebumps on the big screen.
(Source: THR )
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