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Published On: Thu, Sep 16th, 2010

‘Goosebumps’ headed to the big screen with writer Carl Ellsworth

The Hollywood Reporter reports Goosebumps, the series of kid-friendly horror books penned by R.L. Stine, is heading to the big screen courtesy of Disturbia screenwriter Carl Ellsworth.

Ellsworth, who also wrote Wes Craven’s Red Eye, The Last House On The Left re-do, and that awesome Halloween episode in season two of Buffy The Vampire Slayer, has been hired by producer Neal H. Moritz.

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

Columbia 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, it was a TV series that ran from 1995 to 1998, and consisted of 74 episodes of Stine-inspired shows.

It’s not been revealed which Goosebumps book will get the first movie make-over.

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