Remember that Jack Black guy? Well, he's starring in a new movie called Goosbumps, which, as I'm sure you know, is based on the children's horror series of the same name by R.L. Stine. Black actually plays Stine in the film, and in the story the monsters he creates for his book series are alive. Thanks to Bloody Disgusting we have our first look at the movie, which Black talks about in an interview with EW, saying:
"I play R.L. Stine, who’s not in any of the books, but he’s an essential character in this movie, which is all about when all of his characters come to life. It was kind of a great way to bring out all of the scary beasts and monsters from all of his books in one movie."
He went on to talk about the how the book translates to the big screen with all the scares for kids:
"Kids like scary movies, but you can’t take them to what are the big scary movies now where Satan comes out and bites your genitals off. Those movies can actually leave you mentally scared; that’s not for kids. But kids still like to get a little thrill and a little danger, so you need projects like this."
I enjoyed reading these books when I was growing up, and the TV series was actually really good too. It gave me lots of ideas of ways that I could scare my brothers. I hope this movie turns out to be fun. My kids like watching scary movies, so I have to take them to this, I just hope I enjoy it too. Here's the synopsis:
In Goosebumps, upset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah (Odeya Rush), living right next door. But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach’s comes when he learns that Hannah has a mysterious dad who is revealed to be R. L. Stine (Jack Black), the author of the bestselling Goosebumps series. It turns out that there is a reason why Stine is so strange… he is a prisoner of his own imagination – the monsters that his books made famous are real, and Stine protects his readers by keeping them locked up in their books. When Zach unintentionally unleashes the monsters from their manuscripts and they begin to terrorize the town, it’s suddenly up to Stine, Zach, and Hannah to get all of them back in the books where they belong.
The movie will hit theaters on August 7th, 2015.