We have just learned (via THR) that a sequel to the 2015 feature film adaptation of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps is on the way. The outlet is reporting that Sony is on the cusp of closing a deal that would see both director Rob Letterman and writer Darren Lemke returning for a second outing. Deborah Forte and Neal H. Moritz are also expected to return as producers.
The original film starred Jack Black, Halston Sage, and Dylan Minnette. The site did not have any information on whether or not Black (or any of the other leads) would be returning but since Black’s performance as R.L. Stine was a big part of what made the first film work, I would speculate that his return would be part of the plan.
It was an 18-year journey to get the first film to the screen. Let’s hope it doesn’t take another 18-years to get the sequel off the ground.
Goosebumps sees a boy named Zach and his mother relocating to a small town. While Zach initially misses city life, things start to look up when he meets next door neighbor Hannah. When Zach opens a manuscript in Hannah’s home, he inadvertently unleashes all of the monster’s from Hannah’s father’s books. The pair must then work in concert with her father (R.L. Stine) to put the author’s creations back in their books before they destroy the town and the world.