Goosebumps to be brought into the 21st century
Published: Friday, March 22, 2013
Updated: Friday, March 22, 2013 20:03
Monster Blood and Night of the Talking Dummy haunted many a childhood of those born in the 1990s, and now the next generation will get their turn with Goosebumps.
According to Deadline.com, Sony Pictures is currently negotiating with Rob Letterman, director of films such as Monsters vs. Aliens, Shark Tale and the 2010 reboot of Gulliver's Travels, to take the lead on the film to be produced by Neal H. Moritz of Total Recall and Jack the Giant Slayer.
Darren Lemke, Shrek Forever After and Jack the Giant Slayer, is posed to script the film.
Lemke and Moritz, seem to have been great decisions for the project, but is Letterman the best option? They have not released who the other possible candidates are, but based on his filmography, I don't believe he's the best option. While yes, he's worked primarily on family films, his most recent work, and only live action film I might add, was Gulliver's Travels, which was a massive failure.
When the word is released that this film is in the making, as a voice for the 90s generation, there will be high expectations that I'm not sure he can achieve.
Moritz has actually been working on developing the project since 2008 when he secured the rights to dozens of R.L. Stein stories, according to screenrant.com. The fact that he's been working on a project such as this for five years and we're just now hearing about it really surprises me. Not only because of the importance of the series to now young adults, but I believe that there is a great market for scary movies for younger people.
I'll be keeping an eye on this project for sure, but I hope it's worth the attention.