Writing duo Larry Karaszewski and Scott Alexander are in negotiations to write the live-action big screen adaptation of the children’s horror series “Goosebumps” for Columbia Pictures, says The Hollywood Reporter.
Neal Moritz and his Sony-based Original Film is producing as is Scholastic Entertainment’s Deborah Forte.
While straight-to-video versions of the R.L. Stine book series have been made, the project will mark the first feature adaptation of the series and could become a franchise for Columbia, which acquired the rights in May. The “Goosebumps” series have grossed hundreds of millions for Stine and Scholastic, second only to the “Harry Potter” series.
Moritz has said he likely will cast youngsters for the leads and then include well-known actors in supporting roles, a la the “Potter” films.