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‘Jack The Giant Killer’ Writer Darren Lemke To Pen ‘Goosebumps’ Adaptation

Columbia Pictures are in negotiations with Darren Lemke to adapt a movie based on  R.L. Stine’s best-selling children’s book series, GOOSEBUMPS. Stine has written over 50 scare stories aimed at young teens, which gives Lemke – if a deal is reached, an embarrassment of riches to choose from. Columbia picked up the rights to the series in 2008, and has had a number of writers struggle to give them something substantial to work with. Lemke, it seems for the studio, could be the one to make that happen.

GOOSEBUMPS horror tales were inspired by the likes of THE TWILIGHT ZONE and the familiar spooky camp-fire urban legends. The author capitalised on the fact that horror stories don’t always need blood, sex and gore to become effective, which made them perfect fodder for children around the world to enjoy. A kids television series (which aired on Nickelodeon) based on the books, also ran for four seasons from 1995 to 1998.

Darren Lemke previously wrote the screenplay for SHREK FOREVER AFTER as well as Bryan Singer’s upcoming fantasy epic JACK THE GIANT KILLER.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter


Craig was our great north east correspondent, proving that it’s so ‘grim up north’ that losing yourself in a world of film is a foregone prerequisite. He has been studying the best (and often worst) of both classic and modern cinema at the University of Life for as long as he can remember. Craig’s favorite films include THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, JFK, GOODFELLAS, SCARFACE, and most of John Carpenter’s early work, particularly THE THING and HALLOWEEN.

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