Sony Pictures Scaring Up ‘Goosebumps’ Director; Rob Letterman In Talks To Helm Feature From R.L. Stine Fright Novels

EXCLUSIVE: Sony Pictures is negotiating with Rob Letterman to helm Goosebumps, the feature film based on the R.L. Stine young-adult fright book series. Letterman certainly seems qualified for rustling up scares for a family audience; his directing credits that include Monsters Vs Aliens, Shark Tale and Gulliver’s Travels, and his scripts include¬†The Disappeared for Jason Bateman’s Aggregrate banner, and Paranormalists for Brian Grazer. Goosebumps will be produced by Neal H. Moritz, and Sony Pictures is making the film with Scholastic Entertainment. Letterman is repped by WME.

Comments (16)

  • Are they basing this off a Goosebumps book, or are they creating a new story and just using the title “Goosebumps”? I always thought “The Haunted School” would make a great movie. It has some great scare moments and some really interesting visuals (think Pleasentville).

    Comment by Anonymous — Tuesday March 19, 2013 @ 4:13pm PDT  
  • Why doesn’t any of the studios tackle any of Scholastic’s better series, like ‘Animorphs’? Would like to see Sony or another studio try their hand at that.

    Comment by Matt C — Tuesday March 19, 2013 @ 4:16pm PDT  
    • Series rarely get more popular than “Goosebumps”

      Comment by American — Tuesday March 19, 2013 @ 9:45pm PDT  
  • It’s about time someone cracked these. God knows the fan base is there. Rob is the perfect guy for the job!

    Comment by Mikey — Tuesday March 19, 2013 @ 4:18pm PDT  
  • You will not meet a nicer human being or a more creative guy than Rob. Great choice for the series and nice to know it is in such great hands!!!

    Comment by Sean D. — Tuesday March 19, 2013 @ 4:29pm PDT  
    • Totally agree. Rob is a great guy and he is perfect for the material.

      Comment by Agree — Tuesday March 19, 2013 @ 5:33pm PDT  
  • Ermagerd! Gersebumps!

    Comment by Noah — Tuesday March 19, 2013 @ 5:24pm PDT  
  • If this gets made, the Original Film logo will appear on yet another adaptation.

    Comment by C. — Wednesday March 20, 2013 @ 1:10am PDT  
  • wow i used to read these when i was a kid, not sure how they will do as a feature

    Comment by christian — Wednesday March 20, 2013 @ 7:57am PDT  
  • They did make an Animorphs tv show on nickelodeon. And it sucked.

    Comment by katie — Wednesday March 20, 2013 @ 9:04am PDT  
  • I was a much bigger fan of Fear Street – would much rather see that developed!

    Comment by Michelle — Wednesday March 20, 2013 @ 12:20pm PDT  
  • why dont they make a goosebumps book about slender

    Comment by Zack — Wednesday May 29, 2013 @ 3:12am PDT  
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