Carl Ellsworth Adapting R.L. Stine's 'Goosebumps' to Haunt Big Screen

Thursday, 16 September 2010 06:55 Written by  Eric Walkuski
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Carl Ellsworth Adapting R.L. Stine's 'Goosebumps' to Haunt Big Screen

Columbia Pictures is bringing the popular young adult book series "Goosebumps" to the big-screen, and obviously, the ideal candidate to adapt the series is the guy who wrote The Last House on the Left! That's right, Carl Ellsworth, who re-wrote the remake of Wes Craven's disturbing shocker about the rape and torture of a teenage girl, is the man for the job when it comes to bringing R.L. Stine's classic series to life.

To be fair, Last House is but one of many credits Ellsworth has to his name. The scribe worked in television for years, penning scripts for series like "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Animorphs", before breaking into movies in a big way with Red Eye, which starred Rachel McAdams. Following that was Disturbia, the film that established Shia LaBeouf as a big-screen star. Then came Last House, and most recently, the remake of Red Dawn, which MGM is sitting on until it sorts its financial situation out.

The story for "Goosebumps" is still unknown. Neal Moritz (Fast and the Furious) is producing, while Columbia Pictures will distribute. The books are apparently second only to the "Harry Potter" series in total sales, which means there could be big money awaiting "Goosebumps" when it finally arrives...

Have you - or one of your kids - ever read a "Goosebumps" book before?

Source: Risky Business Blog

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