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The lunacy of the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con is just about to begin, and Collider scored a few images of the artwork from the feature film adaptation of R.L. Stine's mega-successful Goosebumps series! Check 'em out right here, and look for more throughout the weekend.
In the film, directed by Rob Letterman, Black portrays famed children's horror writer R.L. Stine, whose monsters, it turns out, are actually real. When they escape from his books and attack an unsuspecting town, it's up to Stine and two teens to get the monsters back into their stories.
Look for it in theatres on August 7, 2015.
And speaking of Comic-Con, »
- Steve Barton
Comic-Con officially begins tomorrow night, but the festivities have been well underway since last week with studios releasing sneak peeks of the movies they’ll have on tap for the annual convention. Earlier today we got a look the first poster for Goosebumps, and now three new images have been released (click here for the images that were released last week). Warner Bros. has also released images for a couple of the movies they’ll have for Comic-Con: Jupiter Ascending and Mad Max: Fury Road. We’ll be in Hall H on Saturday covering these two panels, but in the meantime enjoy pale Channing Tatum and buzz-cut Charlize Theron. Hit the jump to check out the Goosebumps images along with ones from Jupiter Ascending and Mad Max: Fury Road. Goosebumps (Release Date: August 7, 2015) Here's the official synopsis: Upset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach »
- Matt Goldberg
Goosebumps is ready to storm the San Diego convention center this weekend for Comic-Con 2014, but first, we get a sneak preview courtesy of USA Today, who bring a second look at Jack Black as famous children's horror novelist R.L. Stine. Check out three new images, which find R.L. battling monsters, vampires and Slappy the Ventriloquist Dummy. Then read on for more information about this horror comedy and its presence at this year's Sdcc.
Fans will get a sneak peek at Goosebumps this weekend when it brings the first footage to the convention center. The movie just wrapped production this past Friday, so everything will still be fresh in the minds of the filmmakers as they discuss the challenges of bringing R.L. Stine's mega-popular book series to the big screen.
The prospect of seeing an original TV series from the mind of Charlie Kaufman was almost too good to be true. Alas, after producing a pilot for a comedy called How and Why, FX has decided to pass on the Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Adaptation. scribe’s potential series, per Deadline. The show was to star John Hawkes as a man who can explain how and why a nuclear reactor works, but is clueless about life. The promising cast also included Michael Cera, Sally Hawkins, and Catherine Keener, but apparently it wasn’t up to snuff for the network. Hit the jump for more. FX has shown a willingness to go left-of-center with Louis C.K.’ Louie—which is at turns hilarious and heartbreaking and also exceedingly strange—but its new comedy series outputs haven’t exactly been of the same ilk. The network recently launched a pair of more traditional comedies, »
- Adam Chitwood
"DreamWorks has never had an evening event like this," said DreamWorks Animation chief creative officer Bill Damaschke backstage at the Hollywood Bowl as the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, led by Thomas Wilkins, tuned up for DreamWorks Animation in Concert, the July 18-19 shows celebrating the toon titan's 20th anniversary. Over 30,000 fans turned up to watch the two orchestras perform with clips of DreamWorks films and fireworks, as well as Jack Black, Judith Hill, the USC Marching Band and a rare performance on guitar by composer Hans Zimmer. List The Hollywood Reporter Reveals Hollywood's
- Tim Appelo
Settling into Sex Tape, I was looking forward to a couple of hours of laughter from this supposed comedy of the summer. (Maybe not pee-your-pants laughter, but more of a constant snicker with an occasional guffaw.) The kind of giggles that typically come with the territory of a Cameron Diaz and/or Jason Segel film. Besides, who doesn’t like a naughty, sexy comedy? Plus, Sex Tape director Jake Kasdan, who previously directed both Diaz and Segel in Bad Teacher (2011), has secured some chuckles from me before. That said, overall, Sex Tape fell flat. Fun to watch; nothing spectacular. Not too naughty – just a tad. Minimal laughter, without the pee.
We’ve all heard this story before, right? Boy meets girl. Boy and girl get married. Babies are born. Boy and girl stop having sex. But then…boy and girl try to reignite the spark and bring some excitement back »
- Mandi Hall
Sony is bringing its Goosebumps movie to the International Comic-Con in San Diego next week (check out the schedule for the 2014 ‘Con), with star Jack Black in tow. The film adaptation of author R.L. Stine’s best-selling scary kids’ book series features Black playing a fictional version of Stine, who writes his Goosebumps novels in order to (literally) keep his demons in check – until the various monsters and ghouls from Stine’s imagination break loose into the real world.
- Sandy Schaefer
Sex Tape, a goofy new movie from director Jake Kasdan (Bad Teacher), teams Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel up again. This time, they're married parents longing for the actively passionate days of their nascent romance. The film opens with narration from mommy-blogger Annie (Diaz), who laments the loss of time and energy for sex with her husband Jay (Segel).
Hoping to shake things up, Annie suggests they make a sex tape for themselves using Jay's new iPad. And thus the trouble begins. Jay uses an app called Frankensync that syncs media on any iPad/laptop he's owned (if you're wondering, GQ checked with AppleCare and nope, it's not possible). The whole plot hinging on this fictional tech is laugh-out-loud preposterous, so Segel and Diaz deserve some credit for making it seem even slightly plausible.
The couple tries to delete the video from any iPads they've passed on to others. Their »
- Elizabeth Stoddard
Remember that Jack Black guy? Well, he's starring in a new movie called Goosbumps, which, as I'm sure you know, is based on the children's horror series of the same name by R.L. Stine. Black actually plays Stine in the film, and in the story the monsters he creates for his book series are alive. Thanks to Bloody Disgusting we have our first look at the movie, which Black talks about in an interview with EW, saying:
"I play R.L. Stine, who’s not in any of the books, but he’s an essential character in this movie, which is all about when all of his characters come to life. It was kind of a great way to bring out all of the scary beasts and monsters from all of his books in one movie."
He went on to talk about the how the book translates to the big screen »
- Joey Paur
Goosebumps: Jack Black stars as horror writer R.L. Stine in Goosebumps, based on Stine's best-selling series of horror books for young people. The first images show the demons from Stine's own mind that he must confront and somehow get back into his head. The movie is due in theaters on August 7, 2015. [EW.com via Bloody Disgusting] Star Wars: Episode VII: Christina Chong, an up-and-coming actress who recently appeared in TV's 24: Live Another Day, has scored a role in Star Wars: Episode VII. We don't know if she's on the side of the good guys or aligned with the dark side of the Force, but reportedly she's already completed filming her part in the movie, which is scheduled for release on December 18, 2015. [Latino Review/The Wrap...
- Peter Martin
EW's upcoming Comic-Con 2014 issue is proving to be quite the sneak preview for 2015. We've already seen quite a bit from Avengers: Age of Ultron, gotten our first look at Jack Black in Goosebumps, and now we get our very first look at Adam Sandler and company in Pixels.
The first photo finds the comedian suiting up as a member of the Aracaders, a group of expert video game players tasked with taking on an invading alien army. Here, we see him next to his arrogant rival, played by Peter Dinklage and a young protégé played by Josh Gad as they are led into battle by Michelle Monaghan.
In Pixels, aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them, they attack the Earth, using the games as models for their various assaults. President Will Cooper (Kevin James) has to call on his childhood best friend, »
Goosebumps: Jack Black stars as horror writer R.L. Stine in Goosebumps, based on Stine's best-selling series of horror books for young people. The first images show the demons from Stine's own mind that he must confront and somehow get back into his head. The movie is due in theaters on August 7, 2015. [EW.com via Bloody Disgusting] Star Wars: Episode VII: Christina Chong, an up-and-coming actress who recently appeared in TV's 24: Live Another Day, has scored a role in Star Wars: Episode VII. We don't know if she's on the side of the good guys or aligned with the dark side of the Force, but reportedly she's already completed filming her part in the movie, which is scheduled for release on December 18, 2015. [Latino Review / The Wrap] ...
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Today we have the first photos of Jack Black in the upcoming "Goosebumps" movie, based on the popular books. The film co-stars Odeya Rush, Ella Wahlestedt, and Dylan Minnette. Check everything out below. In the new movie, a group of kids team up with the niece of horror author Rl Stine after the writer's imaginary demons are set free on the town of Greendale, Maryland. Black is playing the role of the famous author, and recently spoke about making a horror film for kids. "Kids like scary movies, but you can't take them to what are the big scary movies now where Satan comes out and bites your genitals off. Those movies can actually leave you mentally scared; that's not for kids," he said. "But kids still like to get a little thrill and a little danger, so you need projects like this." "Goosebumps" is directed by Rob Letterman and »
Viewer beware – you’re in for a scare!
The popular Schooltastic book series Goosebumps has been adapted into a feature length movie with Jack Black (School of Rock) playing the series’ author R.L. Stine. In the movie, a young boy moves to a small town where he meets Stine and his niece, but ghoulish creatures – previously locked by the author’s mind – are unleashed and the trio must work to lock them back up. Expect cameos from Goosebumps staples like Slappy, the demon ventriloquist dummy.
Check out the images below…
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly Black said he took the role because, “I read the script, saw my friend Rob Letterman was directing it and I thought it was great. It’s funny and scary—something »
- Luke Owen
R.L. Stine's Goosebumps was a children's book series that offered horror and macabre humor to massive success. Now the children's author who brought us titles like Stay Out of The Basement, Night of the Living Dummy and The Haunted Mask is getting a movie makeover of his own, courtesy of Jack Black, who plays R.L. Stine in the upcoming Goosebumps movie. Our first official look at Goosebumps comes courtesy of EW (via Bloody Disgusting), who sat down with Jack Black to get some details on the intriguing adaptation. As you can see in the pic up top, Black's take on R.L. Stine is that of a dapper man who apparently can keep his cool while surrounded by monsters. But Stine is not immune to panic as is clear in the second shot, which features Black wedged in a gate while co-stars Odeya Rush and Dylan Minnette look »
With the exception of Kung Fu Panda, there hasn't been much to enjoy about the more family friendly work of Jack Black lately. Therefore we're hopeful but skeptical about him starring in Goosebumps, a film inspired by the R.L. Stine horror book series for kids of the same name from the actor's Gulliver's Travels director Rob Letterman. However, the meta storyline sees Black playing Stine himself, a monster whisperer of sorts who uses his books to keep these terrors locked up. Now we have two first look photos from the film featuring Black with Dylan Minnette (Prisoners) and Odeya Rush (We Are What We Are). Here's the first look photos from Rob Letterman's Goosebumps from EW: Black elaborates on his take on the Goosebumps author: "This is obviously a fictionalized version of his life and nothing that happens in this movie actually happened to him, other than him writing all the books. »
- Ethan Anderton
Columbia could’ve gone any number of ways with its Goosebumps movie, with literally dozens of Goosebumps books to draw from. But it chose to go the meta route, casting Jack Black as a fictionalized version of real-life Goosebumps creator R.L. Stine and pitting him against the very monsters that made him famous. It’s something of […]
- Angie Han
Jack Black is set to bring children's author R.L. Stine to life on the big screen, but we should expect a heightened take on the legendary writer, portrayed in Goosebumps with a little bit of the comedian's trademarked flair. Entertainment Weekly has our first look at Jack Black in costume as he prepares to battle some of the ghoulish creatures found in the author's most famous works.
Take a look, and then read on for more details:
In Goosebumps, R.L. Stine's new teenage neighbor unexpectedly brings the author's most horrifying creations to life, and its up to Stine's daughter Hannah to help ensure the capture of these monsters, who have started to run amok on a small town.
Speaking with Entertainment Weely, Jack Black discussed the trials and tribulations of bringing the very real author to life,
"Even though I'm playing a real person, this is obviously a fictionalized »
One of the movies I’m most nervous about in 2015 would have to be Goosebumps, which finds Jack Black playing a fictional iteration of author R.L. Stine, who wrote the iconic kids horror series of the title. The film will re-team Black with Rob Letterman, the same director he worked with on the godawful Gulliver’s Travels, and it doesn’t draw from any particular installment in the Goosebumps series. Instead, it finds a cowardly version of Stine (Black) combatting his creations when they come to life and menace his neighborhood.
The movie also stars teen actors Dylan Minnette (Prisoners) and Odeya Rush (The Giver) as Stine’s neighbor and daughter, who team up with him to fight the monsters. The first images from Goosebumps, revealed by Entertainment Weekly, showcase all three lead actors, in addition to some zombies who seem none-too-happy to see Stine. Speaking with EW about the film, »
- Isaac Feldberg
Author R.L. Stine’s series of Goosebumps books were a staple of nearly every 90s kid’s childhood. They had just the right amount of darkness and creepiness while still being accessible, and the twist endings recalled episodes of The Twilight Zone. The books spawned a cheesy but still enjoyable TV series of the same name, but director Rob Letterman (Gulliver’s Travels) is bringing the property to life again with a new feature film, and now the first Goosebumps movie images have been unveiled. Jack Black plays Stine in the film, and the author’s creations unexpectedly come to life thanks to a teen neighbor (Dylan Minnette). Subsequently, Stine must team up with his neighbor and daughter (Odeya Rush) before the numerous and varied monsters destroy their small town. Hit the jump to take a look at the first Goosebumps images and to see what Black had to say about his take on Stine. »
- Adam Chitwood
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