Deadline is reporting that Sony Pictures is currently negotiating with Rob Letterman (MONSTERS VS. ALIENS) to take a seat in the director's chair for a GOOSEBUMPS feature film based on the R.L. Stine young adult horror series. I remember watching all of the cheesy straight to DVD GOOSEBUMP films and loving the absolute shit out of them when I was a kid. I'd actually like to see what they've got in store with a nice budget and a solid director behind it like Letterman.
The Goosebumps series — which comprises more than 50 books that often pay homage to classic sci-fi/horror movies such as Night of the Living Dead and Invasion of the Body Snatchers as well as the twist endings of “The Twilight Zone” — have grossed hundreds of millions for Stine and Scholastic, second only to the Harry Potter series. Stine recently published a new 12-book series, Goosebumps in HorrorLand, and Scholastic plans to launch a video game in the fall.
The film is being produced by Neal H. Moritz, and Sony Pictures is making the film with Scholastic Entertainment.