Sony Pictures has found a director for its feature film adaptation of the popular R.L. Stine books Goosebumps, as Deadline reports that Rob Letterman is in talks to take the helm of the film. For those unfamiliar, Stine has penned over 50 books under the Goosebumps moniker, all of which put a “spooky” spin on countless stories aimed at kids. Jack the Giant Killer and Shrek Forever After scribe Darren Lemke came on to pen the script over a year ago, but with Letterman now aboard as director we have a better idea of the direction Sony will be taking with the film.
Letterman’s past directorial credits include the family friendly pics Monsters vs. Aliens, Gullivers Travels, and Shark Tale, so we can reasonably assume that Goosebumps will take a similar approach to the story; I wouldn’t be surprised if Sony was using its successful animated pic Hotel Transylvania as a guidepost. There’s no word on whether the film will take on a specific Goosebumps story, but I was always partial to The Haunted Mask and Say Cheese and Die!