Being a die hard 90s child, I think I just had a Goosbumpsgasm!
Just released is the trailer to a Goosebumps movie! Yeah, you heard me right! And guess who the star is? Jack Black! In case you aren’t aware of the books that rocked the 90s, Goosebumps is a series of over 100 child-friendly horror novels written by R.L. Stine.
Stine, over the course of his entire career, published over 400 books (62 of which were original Goosebumps novels). The books sold over 350 million copies worldwide and were available in multiple languages. The massively successful books even spun off into its own television series in the mid 90s. And now, finally, a movie which has been hinted at since 1998.
The film will be about a fictionalized version of Stine (played by Jack Black) who has all of his monsters trapped in his books…trapped until one day a young teenager comes along and accidentally sets them loose! The film then gets a bit eau de Jumanji as they try to get them all back in their books without causing too much damage! Fans of the Goosebumps franchise will be delighted to know that some of the greatest characters will be played out on screen – the Abominable Snowman of Pasadena, Murder the Clown and Brent Green, the invisible boy!
Aside from the amazing Jack Black, we will also see stars Dylan Minette, Amy Ryan and even the 71 year old Stine is rumoured to make a cameo! Black will be teaming up once more with the Gulliver’s Travels director Rob Letterman on this project.
Fittingly, Goosebumps is set to be released in North America in October this year. I know I’ll be heading there with my accent braids, jelly sandals and slap bracelet in tow!
Sony Pictures Entertainment “GOOSEBUMPS – Official Trailer (HD)” Youtube. 8 July 2015. Web. 9 July 2015.