R.L. Stein's "Goosebumps" book series introduced many youngsters like myself to a magical world of sci-fi and kid-friendly horror. Now the author is the subject of a new big-screen project and is being portrayed by Jack Black in a film directed by Rob Letterman.
The first photos of Jack Black as Stein have been released. While Black has undoubtedly had some misses, he's also been in some charming films like "School of Rock" and has showed his dramatic side in "Bernie". He seems like he has just the right amount of kookiness mixed with acting chops to portray a good Stein.
Check out the synopsis and photos below:
In Goosebumps, upset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah (Odeya Rush), living right next door. But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach’s comes when he learns that Hannah has a mysterious dad who is revealed to be R. L. Stine (Jack Black), the author of the bestselling Goosebumps series. It turns out that there is a reason why Stine is so strange… he is a prisoner of his own imagination – the monsters that his books made famous are real, and Stine protects his readers by keeping them locked up in their books. When Zach unintentionally unleashes the monsters from their manuscripts and they begin to terrorize the town, it’s suddenly up to Stine, Zach, and Hannah to get all of them back in the books where they belong.
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"Goosebumps" will hit AMC Theatres on March 24, 2016
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