In the wake of his Goosebumps books finally becoming a movie franchise. R.L. Stine’s Fear Street saga is next headed to the screen with not one, not two, but THREE films in the works at 20th Century Fox. Leigh Janiak (Honeymoon) will reportedly be directing two films in the trilogy, with Alex Ross Perry (Her Smell) directing the other one.
With production getting set to begin this month, Deadline reports that Benjamin Flores, Jr. (Ride Along) has been cast in the trilogy from 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment. “He’ll play Josh, described as a bit of a loner, smart, kind and resourceful, who prefers internet chat rooms to high school and is obsessed with conspiracy theories.”
Kiana Madeira and Olivia Welch will also star.
Here’s everything we know about the three films thus far…
FEAR STREET 1: In 1994, in the aftermath of a brutal tragedy in Shadyside, Ohio, a group of teens discover that a series of horrifying events that have plagued their town over many years might not be random, and that they may be the next victims.
FEAR STREET 2: In 1978, Camp Nightwing is divided by the campers and counselors who hail from the of prosperous town of Sunnyvale and the campers and maintenance staffers from the downtrodden town of Shadyside, but when horrors from their towns shared history come alive, they must band together to solve a terrifying mystery before it’s too late.
FEAR STREET 3: In 1666, a colonial town is gripped by a hysterical witch-hunt that has deadly consequences for centuries to come, and it’s up to teenagers in 1994 to try and finally put an end to their town’s curse, before it’s too late.
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.