Goosebumps 2: Closer To Screen

mv5bmja1otuzntq5ml5bml5banbnxkftztgwodq4ndkxnje-_v1_sy1000_cr006401000_al_The sequel to the 2015 Goosebumps movie, based on the bestselling book series by R.L. Stine, now has a premiere date: January 26, 2018.

According to ComingSoon, fans should expect a smooth transition to the second film as most of the major players are returning including director Rob Letterman (Shark Tale, Monsters vs. Aliens) and screenwriter Darren Lemke (Turbo). Although star Jack Black is expected to return as star, he hasn’t yet signed on.

The first film did well enough in theaters to justify a sequel, and did even better on home video. Sony wasn’t waiting for box office confirmation, however, having planned a series from the start, as sites such as Movieweb and Screen Rant report, with pre-production underway even before the first film opened nationwide.

9780545828864_b850eWe posted a story on the possible bump for the books with the first film, pointing out tie-in editions and the reissue of Classic Goosebumps (with the line “Now a Major Motion Picture” on the covers).

9780545825498_f31ecAlso look out for Goosebumps: Most Wanted, another series reissuing the most “notorious, creepiest, ghouliest Goosebumps characters.” The most recent is Lizard of Oz (Goosebumps: Most Wanted #10) by R.L. Stine (Scholastic, Sept. 2016; OverDrive Sample).

Expect the same attention to tie-ins and re-releases once the second film gets further along.

As a reminder, here is the trailer from the first film:

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