Columbia Pictures has bought the rights to over 50 Goosebumps books by childhood horror master R.L. Stine! None of the books are currently in development, but we can expect to hear something relatively soon.
If these books didn’t scare the pants off you as a kid, here’s a little about them:
A primary protagonist(s) is often situated in a remote location or somehow isolated from typical societal conventions. These range from a comfortable suburban area to boarding schools, foreign villages, campsites, unfamiliar relatives’ homes or even oversea areas. The books in the series usually feature semi-homogenous plot structures with normal kids being, frequently indirectly, involved in scary situations; chapters end in cliffhangers, and after the central conflict has either been or appears to have been resolved, there is often a twist ending.
These books used to scare the crap out of me when I was younger. Will these be updated for all viewers, or geared towards the kiddies? We’ll find out soon!