We have just gotten word that Sony has delayed the release of the upcoming Goosebumps sequel by eight months. The project was initially slated for release January 26, 2018 but is now targeting a September 21, 2018 theatrical bow.
What we know this far is that director Rob Letterman (who directed the first film) will be returning to helm the sequel. Screenwriter Darren Lemke will be back to pen the script and Deborah Forte and Neal H. Moritz will also be returning as producers. Jack Black (who played R.L. Stine in the first film) has yet to be confirmed to reprise his role but we will hopefully have more news on that very soon. No word at this juncture on whether any of the teenage cast members will be returning for the follow up effort. In addition to Black, the original film starred Halston Sage and Dylan Minnette.
It was an 18-year journey to get the first film to the screen. So, it’s nice to know that it won’t take another 18-years to get the sequel off the ground.
Goosebumps sees a boy named Zach and his mother relocating to a small town. While Zach initially misses city life, things start to look up when he meets next door neighbor Hannah. When Zach opens a manuscript in Hannah’s home, he inadvertently unleashes all of the monster’s from Hannah’s father’s books. The pair must then work in concert with her father (R.L. Stine) to put the author’s creations back in their books before they destroy the town and the world.