Reader beware, you’re in for a scare!
It looks like the R.L Stine’s classic 90s book series Goosebumps is finally heading to the big screen. Rockdale News is reporting that the producers have leased a 130,000 square foot studio and a casting call has been put out for “gothic types” between the ages of 20 – 40.
Goosebumps: The Movie has been written by Rob Letterman (Monsters vs. Aliens, Shark Tale) and will feature Jack Black in the lead role. Sources claim that Black will play R.L. Stine who is haunted by the creations he put in his book series.
Goosebumps was a series of children’s horror stories released by Schooltastic. First released in 1992, the Goosebumps series released 176 books and would become one of the publishing house’s biggest earners selling millions worldwide with titles such as Say Cheese and Die, Stay Out of the Basement and Night of the Living Dummy. The series was turned into a TV show in 1995 which ran for four seasons. A big screen adaptation has been in the works since 1998 with Tim Burton behind the movie but has remained in limbo until now.
Here’s the casting call:
If fancy signing up for one of these roles, you can send an e-mail to [email protected], with the name of the character you’re applying for as the subject.