It’s the First Day of School… Forever Feature Planned

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R.L. Stine, the name synonymous with children’s horror fiction, is set to turn his latest book into a feature film. The Hollywood Reporter has word that the Gotham Group has optioned It’s the First Day of School… Forever, a Groundhog Day-style story of a temporal loop that traps a young boy in the worst day of his life.

The book, set for release on July 5th, is officially described as follows:

On the first day of school, Artie falls out of his bed and hits his head. Hard. He tells his mom he’s dizzy and she says:

“You’re just worried about your first day in a new school.”

At breakfast, his little brother, Eddie, splashes syrup in his hair, and there’s no time to wash it. Artie has to go to school with syrup-hair. And then, on the way there, he gets splashed by a puddle that makes him look like he wet his pants. It’s not just the first day of school; it’s the worst day of school.

On the second day of school, Artie falls out of bed and hits his head. Hard. He tells his mom he’s dizzy and she says:

“You’re just worried about your first day in a new school.”

Huh? Today is just like the day before. Can Artie find a way to change it, before it’s the first day of school…forever?

Stine, the author of hundreds of horror-related works, is best known for his enormously popular literary series, “Goosebumps,” adapted for the small screen in the mid-1990’s.