Goosebumps 2 closing on director

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 26 April 2016
Jack Black

Jack Black

Sony have set the wheels in motion for 'Goosebumps 2' with the studio closing on a deal to bring director Rob Letterman back

Sony are closing a deal to bring director Rob Letterman back for 'Goosebumps 2'.

The studio is reportedly in talks with the filmmaker about reprising his role as the helmer on the forthcoming film, a follow-up to the 2015 Jack Black-led original, after agreeing deals for producers Deborah Forte and Neal H. Moritz's return.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Sony is also said to be in talks with writer Darren Lemke about penning the script for the sequel.

'Goosebumps' is said to have generated $157 million for the studio - $80 million domestically and $77 million internationally - from its $57 million budget.

Sony are thought to be keen to get Black back for the second movie, but it is not known whether he will sign up for the movie or not.

The Hollywood star played R.L. Stine, author of the Goosebumps best-selling book series, in the first film and recently admitted he would love to come face-to-face with a ghoul in real life before he passes away.

He said: "I never saw a ghost when I was a kid. I was more scared of girls.

"I'd have loved to have seen a ghost.

"It's on my bucket list: 'See a ghost.' It's right behind: 'See a UFO.' "

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween

  • 2018
  • US
  • Directed by: Ari Sandel
  • Cast: Jack Black, Dylan Minnette, Odeya Rush, Ryan Lee, Madison Iseman, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Caleel Harris, Ben O'Brien, Ken Jeong, Chris Parnell, Wendi McLendon-Covey
  • UK release: 12 October 2018

Sequel to the kids horror-comedy vehicle for Jack Black.

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