DISTURBIA screenwriter has “Goosebumps”
Well, if this isn't the best news my little ears could hear this week! When I was a young lad, there wasn't a Goosebumps I didn't own or read. Let's just say when the book fair came to town, my pockets were empty...well emptier than usual for a kid. Hey, when it burns a hole in your pocket, you gotta put that fire out somehow. For me, it was Goosebumps and comic books that I used to extinguish the flame.
Screenwriter Carl Ellsworth has been tapped to give us all Goosebumps...on the big screen! The once-popular horror novel series from R.L. Stine - think Tales From The Crypt for kids - peaked in the early to mid-90s and spawned a TV show and even straight-to-VHS feature lengths. However, this would be the first to bring chills to theater audiences.
Ellsworth knows a thing or two about youth-driven thrillers, having served writing duties on DISTURBIA, amongst other thrillers, including the recent LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT remake, RED EYE, and most recently the upcoming RED DAWN remake. Columbia will distribute with uber-producer Neal Moritz producing under his Original Film hood.
So, Goosebumpers...which old school stories would you love to see brought back for the big screen? Or would you rather see brand new chilling tales? I'd personally love to see the film done as a horror anthology, a la CREEPSHOW or TRICK'R'TREAT, yet done in a way that is genuinely macabre for PG audience standards, like THE GOONIES. Whatever they end up doing, I just hope it's not a "Choose Your Own Ending" ending.
Source Risky Business