Remember Gooosebumps? Of course you do – Columbia Pictures is betting that you do as well, and also that you’ll plunk down 58 bucks (or whatever tickets will cost by the time this comes out) to see a movie made out of those popular children‘s horror books by R.L. Stine. And the news around town is that they’re close to closing a deal on a screenwriter: Darren Lemke, who is the guy who wrote that Jack the Giant Killer movie that’s coming out later this year.
The studio has been trying to get a Goosebumps movie going for several years, but they are apparently starting from square one with Lemke. Goosebumps, of course, was known for having “stinger” endings in which the presumed-eliminated danger was actually still present. Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to go back down into the basement for some tools… (The Hollywood Reporter)