In Goosebumps, apparently arriving in theaters in 2016 now, Jack Black plays a semi-fictionalized version of R.L. Stine, but now you can check out the new film’s assorted monster designs in these new images. They’re meme-ready marketing materials, so they’re not stills from the film itself. Rather, this almost feels like the marketing department beating the toy license holders to the punch when it comes to these reveals, and wisely controlling their brand in the process.
Hit the jump to check out the Goosebumps images. The film also stars Odeya Rush, Jillian Bell, Amy Ryan, Ken Marino, Dylan Minette, and Ryan Lee. It was scheduled to hit screens on August 17th, 2015, but the official site now says 2016. Stay tuned for an updated release date.
These images come courtesy of the film’s official create a meme campaign.
Here’s the official synopsis for 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. Directed by Robert Letterman. Screenplay by Darren Lemke. Story by Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski. Based on the Goosebumps Book series Published by Scholastic and written by R.L. Stine. Produced by Deborah Forte and Neal H. Moritz.