A trailer has hit the net for the upcoming Goosebumps film. Fans of the book series will likely not be amused. The trailer is a bit generic and lacking a certain je ne sais quoi that made the children’s books so magical. What the trailer does offer is a lot go CG and a very fictionalized, crotchety version of R.L. Stine. While I may have nostalgia blinders on, I simply don’t feel like this does the series justice. But you can decide for yourself in the player below.
The Goosebumps feature film adaptation is directed by Robert Letterman (Monsters vs. Aliens) and written by Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski, and Darren Lemke. Jack Black, Halston Sage, and Dylan Minnette star. The film will see a US release October 16, 2015.
“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 his readers by keeping them locked up in their books. When Zach unintentionally unleashes the monsters from their manuscripts and they begin to terrorize the town, it’s suddenly up to Stine, Zach, and Hannah to get all of them back in the books where they belong.”
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