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Tim Burton almost directed Goosebumps movie in the '90s

As most of you are probably more than aware by this point in time, I was (and still am) a massive fan of R.L. Stine's GOOSEBUMPS. From reading the books as a kid to watching the TV series as a slightly older kid to the recent Jack Black feature film, GOOSEBUMPS is very near and dear to my horror heart. And thus I'm counting down the days till I can finally own the sequel on Blu-ray.

As much as I loved what the GOOSEBUMPS movies have been putting out thus far, today we're here to talk about the GOOSEBUMPS movie that almost was. TIM BURTON'S GOOSEBUMPS. That would have been fucking killer, right? Well, it turns out that it almost happened and R.L. Stine himself recently talked to Cinema Blend all about it.

R.L. Stine says:

We had a movie deal to do a Goosebumps movie, and I can't tell you what year it was. It was like at the height of Goosebumps, back in '94, '95, around there, and we actually had a deal with Fox to do a movie, and Tim Burton who was going to be the producer. We had a big meeting, and I thought, 'Oh, that'll be great. Tim Burton and Goosebumps. It'll be great.' And we had a nice meeting with him, and we had a great time and we talked about what we should do, and then nothing happened. Sort of a typical story out there, right?

He continues:

He got involved in some Superman project that also never happened. He was going to do Superman, and then we never heard from him again. That was the end of it. And 20 years later we got a movie.

And finally:

I think we were going to do a new story, but use some of the elements. But we never got that far, you know? It's very strange. I don't know. People couldn't figure out for a long time which story to do, what should we do. And then Goosebumps wasn't as popular, and then it came back.

Wait, so Tim Burton was interested in making a GOOSEBUMPS movie back in '94, '95? So just to keep all the coolness in check, that means the movie would have fallen somewhere in between ED WOOD and MARS ATTACKS! Too bad this version didn't happen, right? I'm sad now. Talk amongst yourselves. Here's a topic: What the hell is the recent sequel actually called?

GOOSEBUMPS 2: HAUNTED HALLOWEEN follows this synopsis:

While collecting junk one day, best friends Sonny and Sam meet Slappy, a mischievous talking dummy from an unpublished "Goosebumps" book by R.L. Stine. Hoping to start his own family, Slappy kidnaps Sonny's mother and brings all of his ghoulish friends back to life -- just in time for Halloween. As the sleepy town becomes overrun with monsters, witches and other mysterious creatures, Sonny joins forces with his sister, Sam and a kindly neighbor to save Sonny's mom and foil Slappy's plan.

GOOSEBUMPS: HAUNTED HALLOWEEN was directed by Ari Sandel from a screenplay written by Rob Lieber. Deborah Forte and Neal H. Moritz produced and the movie starred Wendi McLendon-Covey, Madison Iseman, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Caleel Harris, Chris Parnell, and Ken Jeong. The sequel will be hitting Blu-ray and DVD January 15, 2019. Until then you can check out the Blu-ray cover art below and then make sure to hit us up and let us know if you plan to pick up a copy of the film once it lands on Blu-ray/DVD below!

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Source: Cinema Blend

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