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Columbia Pictures is seeking a day player for the role of Dwayne in “Goosebumps,” starring Jack Black. The movie, based on the series of horror fiction novels by R.L. Stine, is set to come out in 2016. This gig is paid, and you can submit auditions from anywhere. For more details, check out the casting notice for “Goosebumps” here, and be sure to check out the rest of our audition listings! »
R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books have long been a staple for horror-loving children. Like Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, the series introduced a lot of us to the macabre with (mostly) age appropriate tales of terror. As many as 46 books from the franchise have been ranked among the best selling children’s books of all time, and the stories have been adapted for television, with a Goosebumps feature film in the works. For some fans, the covers of these beloved books are the best part: Tim Jacobus, illustrator of the original series, is a talented artist who brought Stine’s stories to life with menacing zeal. So in celebration of one of the most enjoyable children’s series of all time, we've collected ten of the most ridiculously awesome book covers from the original Goosebumps book series. Attack of the Jack-o'-Lanterns This tale of a child who seeks »
- Tyler Doupe
Financially, Hollywood runs on the basis of dollars and cents. But often there.s more to it than that. Which explains why Jack Black has reunited with director Rob Letterman on the upcoming Goosebumps, given that their last collaboration was the ultimately derided and forgotten bomb Gulliver.s Travels. Now, Goosebumps has a release date of March 23rd, 2016 according to THR. That.s more than two years from now, so you.ve got tons of time to leave a note in your Trapper Keeper. The adaptation of R.L. Stine.s kiddie horror novels follows Black as a kid-lit author not unlike R.L. Stine who finds his creations coming to life. In The Mouth Of Madness, but, you know, for kids! Stine.s books created an empire, selling 300 million copies worldwide based on a series of only 62 installments, with various spinoffs and offshoots. Goosebumps also had a television series »
A couple of release dates have been announced. First up, Zach Braff’s long-awaited Garden State follow-up Wish I Was Here will open in limited release this summer on July 18th, after which it will be expanding into 20 cities on July 25th and even more cities on August 1st. Braff co-wrote, directed, and stars in the film as a struggling actor, father, and husband who is seeking purpose in life and trying to come to terms with the impending death of his father (Mandy Patinkin). I caught the film at its Sundance debut and was rather disappointed. While it’s quite funny and features some really solid and interesting moments, it also has a fair share of scenes that simply do not work and stop the film cold. That said, Kate Hudson turns in her best performance since Almost Famous as Braff’s supportive wife. Josh Gad, Ashley Greene, and Joey King also star. »
- Adam Chitwood
After commercials and guest-starring roles on Canadian TV series "Mutant X", "Prom Queen", "Goosebumps", "Twice in a Lifetime", "Doc", "Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye", "Troubled Waters", "The Dresden Files" and the Disney TV movies, "Mom's Got a Date with a Vampire" and "Alley Cats Strike", Vandervoort landed a lead role on the CTV series "Instant Star".
She was a regular in "Smallville" season seven, and appeared in the "Bloodline" episode for season eight, returning for another two episodes in the series' 10th and final season.
- Michael Stevens
If you grew up in the 90s and knew how to read then there’s a good chance you probably read at least one of R.L. Stine’s extensive library of scary stories in the Goosebumps franchise. For kids who weren’t allowed to watch R-rated horror movies, these spooky and frequently silly (looking at you, “Revenge of the Lawn Gnomes”) novellas were a fun introduction to the horror genre.
According to the nostalgia clock it’s about time for the Goosebumps books to get a big screen adaptation, and Sony Pictures is obliging with a Goosebumps movie starring Jack Black as a Stine-esque writer who finds his horrific creations coming to life. If the film follows the structure of the ...
- H. Shaw-Williams
Sony Pictures has handed out a March 23, 2016 release date for Goosebumps, which has Jack Black, Dylan Minnette and Odeya Rush attached to star. The movie doesn't currently have any direct competition, but it is opening one week after Mumbai Musical and Allegiant.
The project is based on author R.L. Stine's Goosebumps book series, which has sold over 300 million copies worldwide. Jack Black is portraying Mr. Shivers, who is modeled after R.L. Stine himself, and lives with his niece Hannah (Odeya Rush) in Greendale, Maryland. The story centers on all the demonic characters released from Shivers' mind through a ventriloquist dummy named Slappy, with Hannah and her new neighbor Zach (Dylan Minnette) teaming up to help stop these evil creatures.
Now that the mad rush by every major studio to schedule their buzziest projects in the summer of 2015 appears to have subsided, savvy execs are beginning to look further forward to book slots in 2016. Yesterday, we brought you news that Warner Bros. had slotted romantic comedy How to Be Single for that year’s Valentine’s Day weekend, and now Sony is getting in on the action by handing their children’s book series adaptation Goosebumps a spring release date of March 23, 2016.
Currently, the Rob Letterman-helmed film, inspired by R.L. Stine’s massively popular Ya horror anthology series, has the weekend all to itself, though it will probably face stiff competition from two holdovers: Summit’s already-scheduled Divergent sequel Allegiant and DreamWorks’ ambitious Mumbai Musical. Putting Goosebumps so close to both films indicates that Sony has a large amount of confidence in the film’s ability to overcome the pair, »
- Isaac Feldberg
A release date has been announced for the upcoming big screen adaptation of the R.L. Stine scholastic horror series Goosebumps, and you're gonna be waiting a couple of years for these kid-friendly chills to shoot down your spine. Look for it in theatres on March 23, 2016.
The flick follows Dylan Minnette’s character, who moves from New York City to the small town of Greendale, Maryland, where his secretive new neighbor turns out to be veteran young adult horror author R.L. Stine (Jack Black).
When all the many demons of Stine’s mind are set free by Slappy, a demonic ventriloquist’s dummy, it’s up to Minnette’s character and Stine’s niece Hannah (Odeya Rush) to put all the evil genies back in the bottle.
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- Uncle Creepy
We’ve been sharing news with Daily Dead readers on the upcoming Goosebumps feature film and, with the main cast now set, Sony Pictures has announced an official release date.
Fans of the R.L. Stine horror series have a little bit of a wait, as Goosebumps won’t hit theaters until March 23, 2016. Even though that release date is a couple of years away, March is already starting to fill up. Disney will be releasing an animated film earlier in the month and Warcraft will be released on March 11th, 2016.
While this movie won’t be an adaptation of a single Goosebumps story, we expect that a number of Goosebumps favorites will be among the monsters we see. Directed by Rob Letterman (Gulliver’s Travels, Shark Tale), the movie stars Jack Black, Odeya Rush, and Dylan Minnette.
It’s been said that Black will play fictional horror author Mr. Shivers whose terrifying creations come to life. »
- Jonathan James
The film, based on the series of kids’ books by R.L. Stine, is directed by Rob Letterman and produced by Neal H. Moritz through his Original Film banner. Deborah Forte of Scholastic Entertainment, which published the books, is also producing.
Dylan Minnette is the co-lead opposite Black. Story follows Minnette’s character, who moves from New York City to the small town of Greendale, Maryland and discovers that secretive neighbor is veteran young adult horror author R.L. Stine (Black). When all the many demons of Stine’s mind are set free by a demonic ventriloquist’s dummy, it’s up to Minnette’s character and Stine’s niece Hannah to deal with all the evil.
- Dave McNary
Sony's Goosebumps will creep into theaters on March 23, 2016. The film, starring Jack Black, is based on R.L. Stine's book series. Rob Letterman (Gulliver's Travels) is directing. The project is produced by Neal H. Moritz through his Original Film banner and Deborah Forte of Scholastic Entertainment. Photos: Iconic Horror Movies Stine published a total of 62 books in the horror/thriller children's book series, the first being Welcome to Dead House in 1992. The series, known for paying homage to classic sci-fi/horror movies such as Night of the Living Dead and Invasion of the Body Snatchers, ran through
- Rebecca Ford
Columbia Pictures has set a March 23, 2016 release date for the Rob Letterman-directed Goosebumps movie, starring Jack Black, Dylan Minnette and Odeya Rush. The film is a live-action big screen adaptation of the children's horror series. While straight-to-video versions of the R.L. Stine book series have been made, the project will mark the first feature adaptation of the series and could become a franchise for Columbia. The "Goosebumps" series have grossed hundreds of millions for Stine and Scholastic, second only to the "Harry Potter" series. »
"We are expanding the 'Spider-Man' universe into The Sinister Six and Venom, so that we have 'Spider-Man' movies every year," Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chairman Amy Pascal has been quoted saying as media analyst Harold Vogel says the studio has fallen behind after dragging its feet in its development of new film franchises. Considering Pascal's quote, Vogel also said the studio has "too much of a reliance on 'Spider-Man'." No before we get too upset at the franchising of Hollywood and the idea a business analyst as opposed to artists would be deciding the future of films, understand this is a business. I do, however, find it comical when Vogel refers to Sony's problem as "creative entropy" as if figuring out a way to water down their products into something that can be mass consumed by as many people as possible is actually "creative". Then again, I get the feeling Mr. »
- Brad Brevet
Sony Pictures has been slower than most of its rivals to develop new film franchises — the golden ticket that studios have come to rely on in today’s margin-stressed movie business.
Media analyst Harold Vogel says the Culver City-based studio has paid a steep price for dragging its feet. “It’s creative entropy, and I think there’s been too much of a reliance on ‘Spider-Man,’ ” he says. “They need some other things to build out.”
That said, Sony has done very well by the “Spider-Man” franchise. Its 2012 reboot “The Amazing Spider-Man,” starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, grossed $752 million worldwide, and the movie series is by far the studio’s most profitable. (Sony Pictures continues to share in the riches of the ongoing James Bond films, but that property is controlled by MGM, so the profit pool is far smaller.)
With a production budget of approximately $200 million, the next “Spider-Man” sequel, »
- Alexandra Cheney
(Cbr) The "Goosebumps" movie is actively moving forward, it seems, as a new actor has been added to the Jack Black-led cast: Dylan Minnette, a young actor whose credits include "Lost" and "Let Me In". According to Deadline, Minnette will play Zach Cooper, a young boy who moves with his family from New York to tranquil Greendale, Maryland. There, he learns that his neighbor is none other than "Goosebumps" author R.L. Stine, played by Black. Zach and Stine team up with the author’s niece, Hannah, when a demonic dummy named Slappy unleashes all of the monsters from Stine’s mind into the »
- Josh Wigler, Comic Book Resources
Last week, we brought you scoop that Sony’s upcoming adaptation of R.L. Stine’s classic anthology series Goosebumps had landed its female lead, The Giver actress Odeya Rush. Now, the Rob Letterman-directed film has cast another major player. Teen actor Dylan Minnette, known for roles in Prisoners, Labor Day and NBC’s Awake, will play the adaptation’s male protagonist, who teams up with Rush and Jack Black to take on all types of freaky monsters.
Minnette’s character, named Zach Cooper, moves with his family from New York to Greendale, Maryland, where he learns that one of his neighbors is reclusive author R.L. Stine (Black). Becoming friendly with Stine’s niece Hannah (Rush), Zach soon finds himself in over his head when an evil ventriloquist dummy named Slappy unleashes some of Stine’s scariest creations on the neighborhood.
I’m really not happy to see that Goosebumps »
- Isaac Feldberg
Dylan Minnette (Labor Day) and Odeya Rush (The Giver) have been cast alongside Jack Black in the upcoming big screen adaptation of R.L. Stine's Goosebumps. They will take on two of the lead roles in the film. Gulliver's Travels director Rob Letterman is developing the film.
According to Deadline the film is loosely based on the series and "Minnette will play Zach Cooper, who moves with his family move from NY to to the idyllic town of Greendale, MD, where his secretive new neighbor turns out to be author R.L. Stine (Black). When the many, many demons in Stine’s mind are set free by Slappy, a demonic ventriloquist’s dummy, it’s up to Zach and Stine’s niece Hannah (Rush) to put the evil genies back in the bottle."
This was a really fun series to read, and I hope the movie turns out to be a good representation of them. »
- Joey Paur
Young actors Odeya Rush ("We Are What We Are," "The Odd Life of Timothy Green") and Dylan Minnette ("Prisoners," "Let Me In") have scored the lead roles in Rob Letterman's "Goosebumps" movie at Sony Pictures.
Rush will play Black's quirky and mysterious niece, who teams up with her recently relocated young male neighbor (Minnette) to battle the monsters unleashed from Mr. Shivers' works.
Source: The Wrap »
- Garth Franklin
• Brittany Snow is set to reprise her role as Chloe in Pitch Perfect 2, which is already scheduled for a May 15, 2015, release. For those keeping tabs, we know that Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson plan to return as well, and that Elizabeth Banks will direct. The plot is being kept under wraps, but fans can rest easy knowing that Pitch Perfect scribe Kay Cannon is writing the sequel. [THR]
- Lindsey Bahr
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