R.L. Stine’s Fear Street to become a film series at 20th Century Fox
R.L. Stine‘s popular “Fear Street” series of books is set to become a film series at 20th Century Fox, according to THR. Leigh Janiak (Honeymoon) is on board to rewrite and direct Fear Street, though the site reports that she’s on board for three scripts and that those films will be shot back-to-back-to-back and released three months in a row. This is being called, “binge-ing movies.” 20th Century Fox has yet to comment on the report. Chernin Entertainment (War for the Planet of the Apes) is on board to produce.
Janiak is reportedly overseeing a writers room to coordinate the stories, which will take place in different time periods. Kyle Killen wrote the first, Zak Olkewicz wrote the second, and Silka Luisa is writing the third. Janiak and her partner Phil Graziadei will work on the first one.
The “Fear Street” series is a horror series for teenage readers that Stine began in 1989. He wrote “Ghost of Fear Street” beginning in 1995 for younger readers and stopped after doing the “Fear Street Seniors” spinoff in 1999. He came back to the series in 2005 with the three-part “Fear Street Nights” miniseries. He revived the series again in 2014. The books are set in the fictional town of Shadyside, Ohio and take place in the 1980s and 1990s. Some characters occasionally crossed over between books. There are 52 books in the main series alone. R.L. Stine is also known for his “Goosebumps” series of books, which became a film in 2015 starring Jack Black. The first three books in the “Fear Street” series are “The New Girl,” “The Surprise Party” and “The Overnight,” though there is no word on which ones the three scripts are based on.
What do you guys think of the idea of “binge-ing movies?” Are you excited about the Fear Street series? Let us know in the comments or tweet us @ComingSoonnet.