Remember the Goosebumps TV series? Aimed at kids but smart enough for adults? Yeah, that’s the one.
It’s getting a movie that uses the author (played by Jack Black) as the entryway into story. It seems that R.L. Stine wrote about real monsters and keeps them from his readers by trapping them in his books. Odeya Rush plays his daughter, Hannah, and Dylan Minnette plays Zach Cooper – who accidentally sets the monsters free. Now the three of them have to recapture the monsters!
Check out four more photos and the official synopsis of the film after the jump. Goosebumps will premiere on August 7, 2015.
Upset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah (Odeya Rush), living right next door. But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach’s comes when he learns that Hannah has a mysterious dad who is revealed to be R. L. Stine (Jack Black), the author of the bestselling Goosebumps series. It turns out that there is a reason why Stine is so strange… he is a prisoner of his own imagination – the monsters that his books made famous are real, and Stine protects his readers by keeping them locked up in their books. When Zach unintentionally unleashes the monsters from their manuscripts and they begin to terrorize the town, it’s suddenly up to Stine, Zach, and Hannah to get all of them back in the books where they belong.
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