Goosebumps is coming to the big screen, and for the tens of millions who have bought R.L. Stine’s book series, you might be surprised that the main character in the movie will be the author! Columbia Pictures has released the first two photos of Jack Black as R.L. Stine from the movie that is landing August 7, 2015.
Fans can see some footage from the film as Goosebumps is at Comic-Con on Thursday!
See, Black plays Stine and the film imagines a world where his haunting creations come to life! We think this plot line is a stroke of genius. Black was talking with Entertainment Weekly about the flick and explains how his character (the author) works into the story.
"I play R.L. Stine, who’s not in any of the books, but he’s an essential character in this movie, which is all about when all of his characters come to life. It was kind of a great way to bring out all of the scary beasts and monsters from all of his books in one movie," Black said.
Black then explained why he thinks kids adore the books and clearly why they will cherish the Goosebumps movie.
"Kids like scary movies, but you can’t take them to what are the big scary movies now where Satan comes out and bites your genitals off,” Black said.
“Those movies can actually leave you mentally scarred; that’s not for kids. But kids still like to get a little thrill and a little danger, so you need projects like this."
Check out Black in one of our favorites films and watch Kung Fu Panda online.