The heyday of R.L. Stine’s career may have seemingly been in the 1990s, but with the feature adaptation of Goosebumps hitting theaters back in 2015 and a sequel on the way next year, you could almost say that Stine is more relevant than ever before. He continues to churn out new books at a steady clip, and now an adaptation of his Fear Street line is headed our way!
As we relayed last week, Stine took to Twitter recently to let his fans know that pre-production had begun on 20th Century Fox’s Fear Street movie. “Now we are waiting for a good script,” Stine tweeted, adding that we should “watch for it next year.” Today brings an update on the project, as Tracking Board reports that a writer has been hired.
Kyle Killen (Scenic Route) will write the script for Fox and Chernin Entertainment.
Stine noted last week that the movie will tell an original Fear Street story, and that “there may be more than one movie.”
In 1989, three years before Goosebumps came onto the scene and made him a household name, R.L. Stine launched the lesser-known series of books, Fear Street. Taking place in the fictional city of Shadyside, Ohio, the teen-oriented Fear Street books pit teenagers up against adversaries both human and paranormal, and a total of 52 stories comprised the original line.