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The Sony Pictures panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2014 could more appropriately have been titled “Goosebumps.” After a super-short mention of the upcoming Chris Columbus film Pixels, author R.L. Stine popped on screen to tell fans about Goosebumps, which opens in Summer 2015. Director Rob Letterman (Monsters vs. Aliens) showed up for the panel, along with star Jack Black, a mere two days after they wrapped production. The pair debuted some new footage and news regarding the meta storyline of the film, in which the characters from all of Stine’s Goosebumps books escape the original manuscripts.

Below, read more about the Goosebumps movie trailer and panel from San Diego Comic-Con.
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Jack Black Goosebumps

Columbia could’ve gone any number of ways with its Goosebumps movie, with literally dozens of Goosebumps books to draw from. But it chose to go the meta route, casting Jack Black as a fictionalized version of real-life Goosebumps creator R.L. Stine and pitting him against the very monsters that made him famous.

It’s something of a change of pace for Black, who plays slobs and screw-ups more often than he does bookish types. On the other hand, the film’s goofy tone looks right up his alley. Check out the first Goosebumps images, which also feature Odeya Rush and Dylan Minnette, after the jump.

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After years of development, the Goosebumps movie has finally graduated into the production stage. Shooting on the kid-friendly horror adaptation began this week, with Rob Letterman (Gulliver’s Travels) at the helm and Jack Black, Dylan Minnette, and Odeya Rush in the lead roles.

And as the project moves along, it’s dropped a brand-new synopsis full of juicy details about the plot. Hit the jump for all the latest info.

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Odeya Rush in The Odd Life of Timothy Green

Jack Black seems like a natural fit to lead Sony’s upcoming adaptation of R.L. Stine‘s Goosebumps, seeing as he’s worked with director Rob Letterman before on Gulliver’s Travels and Shark Tale. But a kids’ movie needs a kid to star, and now the film has found one in We Are What We Are actress Odeya Rush. Get more plot details after the jump.

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Jack Black in Gulliver's Travels

If you think about it, a normal-sized person stumbling onto an island populated by a minuscule race sounds like just the kind of twisted concept that horror writer R.L. Stine might’ve come up with. So maybe it’s appropriate that his Goosebumps series will be brought to life by the same team that made Gulliver’s Travels.

Director Rob Letterman signed on to the Sony project several months back, and now he plans to bring his Gulliver’s Travels star Jack Black along with him for the ride. Hit the jump for plot details and more.

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Plenty of us who grew up in the ’90s still have a dusty box of old Goosebumps novels tucked away somewhere in the attic, but Sony Pictures is actually doing something with its stash. The studio acquired dozens of R.L. Stine‘s bestselling scary stories a few years back, and is now joining forces with Rob Letterman (Monsters vs Aliens) to bring them to life on the big screen. Hit the jump to read more.

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Hey, remember that R.L. Stine children’s horror novel series Goosebumps? Columbia Pictures certainly does, and it’s hoping you do, too. Back in 2008, the studio acquired the rights to over 50 of Stine’s books with the intention of bringing the stories to the big screen, but is still struggling to get the project off the ground after several failed attempts. Now the latest writer set to take a crack at the screenplay is Darren Lemke, whose previous credits include Shrek Forever After and the upcoming Jack the Giant Killer. More details after the jump.

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Chances are, if you were born in the last 30 years, you’ve either heard of or read one of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books. The series, which features horror stories for kids, contains over 150 books which have sold over 300 million copies worldwide. The only bigger young adult publishing franchise is Harry Potter. Columbia Pictures picked up the film rights in 2008 and have just announced a screenwriter to kick-start the book series as a potential live-action franchise: Carl Ellsworth, the writer behind Disturbia, Red Eye and The Last House On the Left remake. It’ll be produced by Neal Moritz of Original Film and Deborah Forte of Scholastic Entertainment, who currently publishes the books. We have more details after the jump. Read More »

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