Goosebumps Movie Begins Filming

Goosebumps Movie Begins Filming

The film stars Jack Black as Goosebumps author R.L. Stine.

The well-known books series is getting a live-action film. Filming has now started on the Goosebumps movie starring Jack Black. Instead of adapting any single Goosebumps story, the film makes series author R.L. Stine the center of the story. Teenager Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) moves from a big city to a small town, where he meets Hannah (Odeya Rush) and her mysterious father, R.L. Stine (Jack Black). The teens discover that the monsters in Stine's books are real, and that he keeps them locked up in the books he writes. In typical Goosebumps fashion, the monsters are unintentionally released and the trio must put them back where they belong. Goosebumps is scheduled for release March 23, 2016.

The film reunites Black with Gulliver's Travels director Rob Letterman. School of Rock screenwriter Mike White and Darren Lemke wrote the screenplay, based on a story by Lemke, Scott Alexander, and Larry Karaszewski. Filling out the cast are Amy Ryan (Gone Baby Gone), Jillian Bell (Bridesmaids), Ryan Lee (Super 8), and Ken Marino (Veronica Mars). Filming for Goosebumps will be in Conyers, Madison and Atlanta, Georgia.

If you grew up in the '90s, you probably spent more than a little time reading the Goosebumps series of books or watching the live-action television adaptation. The children's horror fiction series leans more towards spooky than terrifying, and the plots are often formulaic. The lack of violence and gore made it popular among some parents, though according to the ALA the series has been one of the books most challenged for removal from school libraries or reading lists. Personally, I had a decent collection of the books, but I always found Are You Afraid of the Dark scarier than the Goosebumps show. What do you think?

Source: IGN

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Well...if it has Jack Black in it...

...my childhood shall be in good hands.

i dunno...i kinda find Jack Black annoying in everything except films in which he's supposed to be annoying...

High Fidelity is the only film i really like with him in it.

never really understood the level of...awe (?)...around him...

was he in some big show we didn't get in the UK or something ?

Buh...what? What?

Just...no. No to Jack Black, no to yet another old franchise being made into a movie for no reason, and no to it being about the Goosebumps movie.

I only see tenacious d, the pick of destiny and school of rock when Jack Black is mentioned. As a fan of many rocks and metals, it is only inevitable that i would have a biased opinion. Plus i am not american ;)

Sleekit:
i dunno...i kinda find Jack Black annoying in everything except films in which he's supposed to be annoying...

High Fidelity is the only film i really like with him in it.

never really understood the level of...awe (?)...around him...

was he in some big show we didn't get in the UK or something ?

Funnily enough High Fidelity is considered to be his breakout role. Well according to Wikipedia, I have never seen High Fidelity myself. I just remember him from his series of silly comedy films and School of Rock which was a lot better than his other films. I think he can be trusted to do this role in the same way I would trust Eddy Murphy or Robin Williams. They are all funny guys who have done good stuff but there is a fifty fifty chance the script will make them just be generic family comedy style characters.

I was actually interested in this when I read it would be about the author but then I read the plot and my heart sunk. I am not a fan of Goosebumps but I originally thought they were going to do something special instead of another run of the mil cash in on an existing franchise.

Is it April 1st again?

you know what... shadup and take my monney! haha

thaluikhain:
Buh...what? What?

Just...no. No to Jack Black, no to yet another old franchise being made into a movie for no reason, and no to it being about the Goosebumps movie.

There've already been several goosebumps movies, and a tv show. This isn't new ground.

Whenever I'd go to the library as a kid, I'd always leave with a stack of goosebumps books. That stuff was like crack for me, especially the choose your adventure ones.

Goosebumps... live action?

Uhm wasn't the series already live action? and weren't some of the multiparters already pretty close to movie length with combined runtime?

Also? Seriously? Jack Black? Well to be fair if he dies horribly in the film i would totally watch it.

thaluikhain:
Buh...what? What?

Just...no. No to Jack Black, no to yet another old franchise being made into a movie for no reason, and no to it being about the Goosebumps movie.

Back in the 90's they did have made for TV movies of the various books, usually about an hour or so in length.

Hmm.

Okay, this could be fun. I don't think it'll be great by any means, but I'm up for Jack Black and a few (hopefully) tolerable child actors chasing monsters around.

Can anyone explain why Jack Black was cast in the role?

Not a lot of similarities. I don't know what the man's actual personality is like, though, so maybe he's similar to that one character Jack Black always plays (Not a knock on him, he's just very much a character actor).

Okay, good. I'm not the only one who immediately looked at his calendar to be sure the first didn't roll around.

The news isn't really "bad", I guess. Goosebumps was basically a child's introduction to twilight zone twists, and I loved the books. On paper, it seems like the concept would translate well onto film.

Then I remember the goosebumps tv series, though, which wound up being more corny than scary or thought provoking, if only for the poor acting... provided the casting for the movie avoids that pitfall, this could be really good.

Is Goosebumps even relevant anymore? I mean, how long has it been since the author put out anything in the series?

Oh wait, mining nostalgia. Got it. Honestly, I never cared for Goosebumps all that much.

RJ Dalton:
Is Goosebumps even relevant anymore? I mean, how long has it been since the author put out anything in the series?

Oh wait, mining nostalgia. Got it. Honestly, I never cared for Goosebumps all that much.

I think he's behind Hub's "The Haunting Hour". Also, it sounds interesting or promising...

Hmmm.. i loved goosebumps tv show as a kid and i had every single goosebumps book ever made when I was younger.. if it's done right, it could be good.. now how about a Are You Afriad of the Dark movie?

Hey it could have been worse I suppose, they could have based it on the plot of Beast from the East...

*Shudders*

Huh...

Well, they're only two decades late. I'm gonna go watch Jontron now.

This started filming last month actually. I almost got a background roll in it as a ghoul, but the director chose someone else.

Hmm.

Not enough data to develop a firm opinion.

I don't think there's nearly enough YA horror out there. In the past few years the only things that have been released (that I remember)are Monster House, Coraline and Paranorman and quite frankly I rather enjoyed all of those films.

(Coraline and Paranorman to a significantly greater degree)

And Jack Black isn't a bad actor by any means. I'm not a fan of 90% of the movies he's been in but that's rarely due to his performance in them.

My hopes aren't particularly high, but I wont write it off entirely.

I loved the books as a kid, one of them genuinely scaring me. But, does the world really need this now? Are we expecting a reboot? I haven't heard anything related to Goosebumps in years, even when I was a bit younger. I can't imagine why this movie is happening. Though, it could be alright... If handled decently. Can't be worse than the show, right? .............. Right?

Until I see a preview, I'm nervously excited about it.

It could be terrible, but at the same time, if handled appropriately, it could be a very fun kind of Halloween movie for kids, and scary kids movies are few and far between, but when they come out, they are incredible, most of them.

I'd be interested to check it out. Jack Black is kind of a funny one to cast, but I enjoy his movies, for the most part. I sat through Gulliver's Travels though, and a Goosebumps movie has to be better than that derivative garbage, that being my major stipulation on this whole thing to make me want to see it.

Err how long ago did they stop making Goosebump episodes or are they still making it partly?

RJ Dalton:
Is Goosebumps even relevant anymore?

It's as relevant as Jack Black.

 

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