A lot of horror fans may have grew up reading the works of R.L. Stine, the author who has been called 'the Stephen King of children's literature' and has written hundreds of horror fiction novels which have sold over 400 million copies worldwide. While he may be best known for his "Goosebumps" series of books (which in turn became a popular television show), Stine has also written with a more mature audience in mind from time to time, and now Deadline is reporting that MTV and super producer Jason Blum (INSIDIOUS) are teaming up to bring one of Stine's books to the small screen.
"Eye Candy", based on R.L. Stine’s novel, has been heating up at MTV for some time. The high-profile package lists Blum as an executive producer through his Blumhouse Productions and TWILIGHT helmer Catherine Hardwicke as exec producer and director. Written/co-executive produced by Emmy Grinwis, "Eye Candy" centers on...
...tech genius Lindy, who is persuaded by her roommate to begin online dating and begins to suspect that one of her mysterious suitors might be a deadly cyber stalker. When her friends at the elusive cyber-police uncover a potential serial killer in Manhattan, all signs point to one of Lindy’s dates. Teaming up with this band of hackers, Lindy works to solve the murders while unleashing her own style of justice on the streets of New York City.
Ok, I can see it working. Besides, MTV has actually done quite alright with horror in the past with the decent offerings MY SUPER PSYCHO SWEET 16 and it's superior sequel. Maybe "Eye Candy" will be worthwhile viewing. We'll see.
Author R.L. Stine