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'Goosebumps' film adaptation is set to star Jack Black

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(Read caption) Jack Black will reportedly star in a movie adaptation of the 'Goosebumps' children's series.

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“Goosebumps” may be coming soon to a movie theater near you.

A film adaptation of the popular children’s horror series by R.L. Stine will star “Bernie” actor Jack Black as an author named Mr. Shivers, according to The Wrap. Mr. Shivers, who writes scary stories, finds that the creatures he wrote about are now popping off the page and his niece (Odeya Rush of “The Giver”) must figure out how to fight them. 

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Rob Letterman, who previously directed Black in the 2010 film “Gulliver’s Travels” as well as directing the 2009 movie “Monsters and Aliens,” is set to helm the adaptation.

“Goosebumps” was previously adapted into a TV series that aired from 1995 to 1998. The original series started with 1992’s “Welcome to Dead House” and various spin-off series were released, such as “Give Yourself Goosebumps” (similar to the “Choose Your Own Adventure” series) and “Goosebumps Series 2000,” which Stine billed as even more frightening than the original books.