Kids’ horror books ‘Goosebumps’ set for big screen adaptation

'Disturbia' writer to script live action film

Goosebumps, the children’s horror books penned by RL Stine, is heading to the big screen courtesy of Disturbia screenwriter Carl Ellsworth.

The writer, who was also behind Wes Craven‘s Red Eye and The Last House On The Left remake, has been hired by producer Neal H Moritz.

Moritz is keen to create a “family-driven franchise” of films based on Stine‘s books, of which 62 were published between 1992 and 1997.

Columbia Pictures bought the adaptation rights to Goosebumps in 2008, but 1408 writers Larry Karaszewski and Scott Alexander failed to get the project off the ground. Before that, the franchise was a TV series that ran from 1995 to 1998.

It hasn’t yet been announced which of the stories will be adapted first.