The Goosebumps feature film is really moving forward now. Based on the R.L. Stine series of kids books, the supernatural thriller had been gestating for some time until Jack Black boarded the project last fall. Rob Letterman is attached to direct and, today, The Wrap reports Odeya Rush will play Black's niece in the film.
This is all well and good, but I've always wanted to know which direction they were going to take this film. The Wrap explains: "Black will play Mr. Shivers, a Stine-like author whose scary characters literally leap off the page, forcing him to hide from his own creepy creations. Rush will play Black’s quirky and mysterious niece, who teams up with her young male neighbor to battle the monsters unleashed from Mr. Shivers’ works."
Interesting, sounds like that Tales from the Crypt episode which found Harry Anderson drawing creatures that would "leap off the page" and attack people. Granted, we've seen that concept before… But, fill me in Goosebumps, fans, does this sound like it was inspired by a particular novel?
Sony will distribut the film.