When the Goosbumps movie was first announced I wondered how exactly they would adapt the kids horror book series. There are just so many crazy stories that R.L. Stine dreamt up over the years, so there's a ton of material to work with. Now that the project has moved into production the studio has released an official synopsis that gives us a solid idea of what's in store for us. It's a very meta storyline that follows a writer named R.L. Stine who has created a series called Goosebumps, and his monstrous creations are alive. This sounds like it could make for a really fun movie that will make fans of the book series happy.
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 also co-stars Amy Ryan, who will play Zach’s skeptical mother, Jillian Bell will play his crazy aunt, Ken Marino the local high school football coach and Ryan Lee (Super 8) was also recently cast in the movie.
Goosebumps will open in theaters on March 23rd, 2016. Do you like the direction they are taking the film?