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Sony Taps Perfect Director For ‘Goosebumps’ Franchise

Sony Pictures continued to work on getting an adaptation of Goosebumps in theaters as they’ve now begun negotiating with Rob Letterman to helm the feature film based on the R.L. Stine young adult fright book series, reports Deadline.

His directing credits that include Monsters Vs Aliens, Shark Tale and Gulliver’s Travels, and his scripts include The Disappeared for Jason Bateman’s Aggregrate banner, and Paranormalists for Brian Grazer. An impressive resume, which makes him the perfect specimen for this new franchise. Unfortunately, no plot details or plans have been revealed.

The “Goosebumps” series — which comprises more than 50 books that often pay homage to classic sci-fi/horror movies such as “Night of the Living Dead” and “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” as well as the twist endings of “The Twilight Zone” — have grossed hundreds of millions for Stine and Scholastic, second only to the “Harry Potter” series. Stine recently published a new 12-book series, “Goosebumps in HorrorLand,” and Scholastic plans to launch a video game in the fall.



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