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Chicago – Once Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep are locked into a film about a society that limits its emotions and memories, how do you find the teenage actors to play opposite them? Australian Brenton Thwaites, and Israeli-born Odeya Rush passed the audition, and they join the Oscar winners in the adaptation of “The Giver.”
The popular book series sold 10 million copies in the 1990s, and it deals with a society that has comfort and order, but little emotion or memories. Brenton Thwaites portrays Jonas, who accepts his assigned job as “Receiver of Memories” and begins a journey with the current Receiver, portrayed by Jeff Bridges. Oyeda Rush is Fiona, one of the community who starts to have feelings that Jonas wants her to act on, and they are both seen as threats to the society by the Chief Elder (Meryl Streep).
Odeya Rush in Chicago, July 30th, 2014
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- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
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.
Vandervoort then co-starred in "Into the Blue 2: The Reef »
- Michael Stevens
I read and owned something like 55-60 Goosebumps books growing up. I probably would have only made it though a few of them, though, had the stories been as jacked up as these classic horror films that have been reimagined as books from R.L. Stine’s popular children's book series. The covers and blurbs from designer Theodore Holmstead-Scott and writer Jude Deluca do a perfect job of making these stories seem much tamer than they really are.
We’ve included some of our favorites below, but be sure to check out the many more covers they’ve created on their Tumblr, If It Were Stine. They also reimagine modern horror films and TV shows, and even model video games on the choose-your-own-adventure-type books from the Goosebumps series.
By the time the television series based on these books came out, I had already outgrown them. I »
- Eli Reyes
The big screen adaptation of R. L. Stine’s Goosebumps series may not be on our screens until summer 2015, but you can check out how the movie’s shaping up with five film stills.
Jack Black stars as author R. L. Stine, who uses his books to keep monsters locked away from his imagination. Unfortunately, by the looks of the promo pics, they’ve got out. You can check the images out below – the ventriloquist, vampires and Egyptian royalty all feature.
The story follows Zach (Dylan Minnette) when he moves to a new town and buddies up with R. L. Stine’s daughter, Hannah (Odeya Rush). Having sold over 350 million copies across the globe, Goosebumps is hopefully going to stay true to its fans.
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- Claire Joanne Huxham
Based on the Nickelodeon TV show of the same name from the 90s, the new cinematic iteration of Goosebumps stars Jack Black, who re-teams with his Gulliver’s Travels director Rob Letterman for another spooky (yet kid-friendly) horror tale. This particular story sees a young kid team up with the niece of young adult horror author R.L. Stine (creator of the Goosebumps series) after the writer’s imaginary demons are set free on the town of Greendale, Maryland.
Check out the first, frankly awesome, first images from the film below. Goosebumps is set for release August 2015.
- Phil Wheat
Bummed that you weren't able to attend this past weekend's San Diego Comic-Con, where all sorts of tidbits were revealed about the upcoming Goosebumps? Well, have no fear because Columbia Pictures has just provided us with all the highlights in the form of two must-watch videos.
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. »
- John Squires
Jack Black channeled iconic horror author R.L. Stine at Comic-Con yesterday, bringing his gruesomely funny Goosebumps to Hall H, where he showed off the first footage from this comic horror caper. We have highlights from the panel, as well as an interview with Jack Black and director Rob Letterman, whom he reunites with after working together on 2010's Gulliver's Travels.
In Goosebumps, upset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach Cooper finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah, living right next door. But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach's comes when he learns that Hannah has a mysterious dad who is revealed to be R. L. Stine, the author of the bestselling Goosebumps series. It turns out that there is a reason why Stine is so strange... he is a prisoner of his own imagination - the monsters »
This year at San Diego Comic-Con, Sony, a company that controls the rights to the "Amazing Spider-Man" (and all of its off-shoots, like the forthcoming "Sinister Six" movie), instead chose a more low-key approach. Instead of the cavernous Hall H, they rented out a ballroom at the Hilton down the street, and instead of your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, funnyman Jack Black was the star of the show. Black is the star of the new "Goosebumps" movie -- a movie that looks like a ton of spooky-funny fun!
In the "Goosebumps" movie, Black actually plays the author of the original books, R.L. Stine. The basic plot, as outlined in the first trailer that we were shown, is that all of the creepy monsters and ghouls that populate his beloved novels (novels that typified the Ya craze before there was even a Ya craze). Honestly, it seems like the perfect way to »
- Drew Taylor
In Goosebumps, arriving in theaters next summer, Jack Black plays a semi-fictionalized version of R.L. Stine, prolific author of the Beloved Goosebumps book series. In the film, Stine finds his creature creations escaped from the pages of his books and must find a way to return them before they wreak havoc on his small Maryland town. Goosebumps also stars Odeya Rush, Jillian Bell, Amy Ryan, Ken Marino, Dylan Minette, and Ryan Lee. Director Rob Letterman was on hand at Comic-Con to give fans an early look at some footage and talk about his approach to the film. Before his panel we sat down for an exclusive interview. He talked about the challenge of making of age-appropriate horror film, why Jack Black was the perfect man for the part, how they decided which of Stine's many monsters to include, bringing Slappy the dummy to life, and more. Check out what he »
- Haleigh Foutch
Earlier this week we got our first look at Jack Black in the big screen feature film inspired by R.L. Stine's children's horror book series, Goosebumps. We have three more images for you to check out today, one of which features that creepy-ass ventriloquist doll, and a few other creatures that may look familiar to you! Sony Pictures recently had a panel for this film at Comic-Con. I wasn't able to be there, but I heard that a lot of the audience members were pleasantly surprised by what they saw from the movie. I was hoping this would be good, and it sounds like it might just be.
In Goosebumps, upset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah (Odeya Rush), living right next door. But every silver lining has a cloud, »
- Joey Paur
We posted a couple of images last week from Entertainment Weekly of the upcoming children’s horror movie Goosebumps. And now, we have some new images (including the infamous Slappy) and a synopsis!
Here’s the logo:
And here are the images:
And here’s the synopsis:
Upset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah (Odeya Rush), living right next door. But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach’s comes when he learns that Hannah has a mysterious dad who is revealed to be R. L. Stine (Jack Black), the author of the bestselling Goosebumps series. It turns out that there is a reason why Stine is so strange… he is a prisoner of his own imagination – the monsters that his books made famous are real, and Stine protects »
- Luke Owen
If nothing else, Sony's moderator was positively regal today. In what I would consider a harbinger of things to come, this is the first time I've moderated a panel for a major studio in any room other than Hall H here at Comic-Con. Right now, TV just keeps getting bigger and bigger, and certain shows won't fit anywhere but Hall H. As a result, we were set for the Indigo Ballroom, where we had two films to discuss, and a very special guest to drive the event. After all, when you've got Jack Black onstage, what else do you need? We started with a message from the set of "Pixels," the action-comedy that Chris Columbus is currently directing in Toronto. The film tells the story of what happens when aliens accidentally intercept broadcasts from Earth showing footage of some of the classic video games from the '80s and they »
- Drew McWeeny
The 2014 San Diego Comic-Con is under way, and while we've shown you all the stills that have been released for the upcoming Goosebumps film, we've now got a look at the logo. It's precisely what you'd expect!
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, the movie's presentation is »
- Matt Serafini
Today at Comic-Con we were treated to a first look at Goosebumps. Director Rob Letterman and star Jack Black were on hand to discuss the film and give fans a glimpse into the world they created around the famous children's horror anthology. For those who don’t know, the film is not a direct adaptation of the series. Instead, the works of R.L. Stine have been reimagined, featuring Stine himself as a character who battles his own creature creations when they are set free from their books. As a child of the 90's, I absolutely adored Goosebumps, so I was thrilled to check out what the film has to offer. And the good news is that what they had to offer today looked pretty darn good. Black and Letterman clearly made the film with respect for the source material and the good sense of fun it requires. Check out my »
- Haleigh Foutch
There’s never a dull moment when Jack Black is around, and today’s Goosebumps discussion panel proved it. Sharing the stage with friend and director of the film, Rob Letterman, the two brought an effortless humor to the proceedings as they discussed their time working together on the film.
This led to the exciting reveal of the first sizzle reel for the upcoming film. Only a minute or two in length, it successfully relayed the level of humor and charm Jack Black is known for in his younger audience films. Playing a fictional version of Goosebumps author R.L. Stine, Jack Black is a campy, creepy recluse who appears dead set on keeping his daughter from straying too far from home. This situation leads a new neighbor to try and save Stine’s daughter after he sees what he thinks is her being attacked.
The manuscripts of R.L. Stine, not just simple text, »
- Shawn Hanson
The Sony Pictures panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2014 could more appropriately have been titled “Goosebumps.” After a super-short mention of the upcoming Chris Columbus film Pixels, author R.L. Stine popped on screen to tell fans about Goosebumps, which opens in Summer 2015. Director Rob Letterman (Monsters vs. Aliens) showed up for the panel, along with […]
- Germain Lussier
Jack Black and director Rob Letterman have stumbled upon an easy solution to please fans of “Goosebumps,” R.L. Stine's popular horror books for kids. Rather than adapt a specific book, Mike White and Darren Lemke wrote a movie that incorporated creepy crawlers from various books, and injected the author into the story (personified by Black). This approach enabled Letterman and the writers to pick and choose their favorite monsters from a massive trove of books, pleasing as many fans as possible. Filmmakers often alienate fanboys and fangirls when their adaptations are not loyal enough to the source material (or too. »
- Lucas Shaw
The young adult terrors from R.L. Stine's imagination are coming to life in a live-action film appropriately called Goosebumps. This feature is based on the book series of the same name and it stars Jack Black. Shock Till You Drop's Ed Douglas provides "live" highlights from the Goosebumps Comic-Con panel which takes place today at 12:30pm pacific. Tune in to get the lowdown on the film from Black and director Rob Letterman, or, if you're getting to this news item late, read through the highlights from the panel!
The post Comic-Con: Live Blogging from the Goosebumps Panel! appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Ryan Turek
San Diego Comic-Con originally branded itself by aptly showing primarily comicbooks. Now, in its 45th year, the convention has become an entertainment haven, showcasing producers, stars, writers and hundreds of personalities to promote pop culture from July 23-27. View our tentative schedule of Comic-Con’s film panels and events below, with further updates as they are announced. Variety will be in attendance at Sdcc as well, bringing the news, interviews and important panel information to the web.
Variety’s constantly updating TV schedule for Sdcc can be found here.
“The Legacy and Return of Battlestar Galactica” (10:30 a.m., Room 6Bcf) Original series actors Richard Hatch, Jamie Bamber and Luciana Carro, as well as the show’s science consultant Dr. Kevin Grazier and auction producer Alec Peters, host a discussion on the upcoming movie. Surprise guests and theatrical trailers are planned.
“Godzilla and The Master of Monsters” (11:00 a. »
- Sebastian Torrelio
Longtime Sony Pictures Evp Elizabeth Cantillon will transition from a production exec to producer with a three-year first-look deal at the studio. Cantillon has been a key exec on some of Sony’s big projects, and she will moonlight in that capacity and shepherd with MGM the next James Bond film that is gearing up for a year-end production start, as well as R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps, which Jack Black will vamp this week at Comic-Con in San Diego. Related: Sony Pictures Vice Chairman Jeff Blake Exiting Studio After 22 Years At the same time, Cantillon will join several studio films as […] »
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