'Goosebumps' Movie News: New Trailer Released for Film Starring Jack Black [VIDEO]

Jamie LeslieJul 09, 2015 11:29 AM EDT
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It was announced earlier this year that Sony Pictures had a 'Goosebumps' project in development, and today we have finally received the first look in a brand new trailer.

Actor Jack Black will lead in the film as titular Goosebumps writer R.L. Stine. The film seems to carry a classic 'What Goes Bump In The Night' feel, as the monsters and imagery that make up the author's horror based books are revealed to be real. All of the monsters featured are familiar reimaginings from the best-selling books and '90s TV series.

'Goosebumps' also stars actor Dylan Minnette as a neighborhood kid and Odeya Rush as Stine's daughter.

Here's the official synopsis:

"Upset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah (Odeya Rush), living right next door. But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach's comes when he learns that Hannah has a mysterious dad who is revealed to be R. L. Stine (Jack Black), the author of the bestselling Goosebumps series. It turns out that there is a reason why Stine is so strange... he is a prisoner of his own imagination - the monsters that his books made famous are real, and Stine protects his readers by keeping them locked up in their books. When Zach unintentionally unleashes the monsters from their manuscripts and they begin to terrorize the town, it's suddenly up to Stine, Zach, and Hannah to get all of them back in the books where they belong."

'Goosebumps' is set to premiere in theaters on October 16.

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