“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.
The Goosebumps series began publishing in 1992 and has spawned several video games, board games, a television show and much more. It’s an incredibly lucrative franchise with a very well-known brand name so there’s no doubt that Columbia would love this to be the start of a franchise.
The main question that comes to mind is, with such an enormous amount of source material, what will Ellsworth use to come up with the first story? There already is a script out there – when Columbia originally picked up the rights, Larry Karaszewski and Scott Alexander wrote a treatment – but in the Hollywood Reporter piece that broke the news, it doesn’t say if that script will be used.
Will the Goosebumps series be the next Harry Potter? Probably not. But the potential is endless.” – Slashfilm.
Now I remember the goosebumps TV show and it was really bad in fact all the books ended the same way with things turning out not quite the same, such as a bully ends up as a hamster after he/she picked on the hamster. Or the person learned a valuable lesson but a creepy store keeper has disappeared.
So will it be good??