Goosebumps getting big screen adaptation


Goosebumps , the series of kid-friendly horror books penned by R.L. Stine, is heading to the big screen courtesy of Disturbia screenwriter Carl Ellsworth.

Ellsworth, who also wrote Wes Craven’s Red Eye , The Last House On The Left re-do, and that awesome Halloween episode in season two of Buffy The Vampire Slayer , has been hired by producer Neal H. Moritz.

Moritz is reportedly keen to create a “family-driven franchise” of films based on Stine’s books, of which 62 were published between 1992 and 1997.

Previously, Columbia bought the adaptation rights to Goosebumps in 2008, but 1408 writers Larry Karaszewski and Scott Alexander failed to get the project off the ground.

Before that, it was a TV series that ran from 1995 to 1998, and consisted of 74 episode of goulish (and slightly daft) horror happenings.

It’s not been revealed which Goosebumps tome will get the first movie make-over. Now all we need is a Point Horror film series (start with Teacher’s Pet , please!) and we’ll be happy little nostalgic horror fans…

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