GOOSEBUMPS will be available in English, Hindi & Tamil
Mumbai, October 2015: After debuting at the US Box Office at #1 this week, Sony Pictures, the studio that brought you the super-hit JUMANJI, is all set to give goosebumps to moviegoers with the release of its hair-raising action-adventure film, GOOSEBUMPS in 3D and 2D in India on October 30. The film will enjoy a wide release in English, Hindi and Tamil just before Halloween.
The movie is based on Goosebumps, the bestselling book series written by bestselling author R. L. Stine. Actor Jack Black will be seen playing famed author R.L. Stine who will take viewers on an unforgettable journey filled with action, special effects and adventure as the creatures he created are accidentally let loose from their Goosebumps manuscripts. Critics and audiences are comparing the film to JUMANJI, another major box office success.
Stine’s extensive library of scary stories has been a must-read for the kids seeking the thrill of spooks and cliff-hanger moments. The film promises to hold the true essence of the stories geared towards fun with a dose of scares. Also starring in GOOSEBUMPS are Dylan Minnette, Odeya Rush, Amy Ryan, Jillian Bell, Ryan Lee and Ken Marino. The cast also includes many of Stine’s famous creations from the book series. Leading the way as the chief villain in the movie is Stine’s most lasting creation, Slappy the Dummy.
The film is directed by Rob Letterman from a screenplay by Darren Lemke and Mike White and the story is by Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski and Darren Lemke.
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.
Scholastic has over 400 million Goosebumps books worldwide in 32 languages in print since the series introduction in 1992, earning critical acclaim and dominating global best seller lists. Goosebumps is one of the biggest book franchises of all time and has captured the imaginations of readers for generations.
Get ready for this hilariously spine-tingling movie as some unusual creatures from Goosebumps book series jump from the page to Indian screens on October 30th, 2015 in 3D and 2D. Sony Pictures other releases include HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 on November 6 and 24th Bond film SPECTRE on November 20.
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Sony Pictures Animation produces a variety of animated entertainment for audiences around the world. The studio is following its worldwide comedy hits – the 2012 monster hit comedy Hotel Transylvania, the 2011 hybrid live action/animated blockbuster The Smurfs, and the 2009 mouth-watering Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs – with The Smurfs 2 in July 2013, and Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2 in September 2013. Sony Pictures Animation, in conjunction with Aardman Animations, has produced two critically acclaimed feature films: the CG-animated family comedy Arthur Christmas; and the Academy Award® nominated stop-frame animated high-seas adventure, The Pirates! Band of Misfits. In 2007, Surf’s Up also received an Academy Award® nomination for Best Animated Feature Film. The division, whose first feature film Open Season led to a very successful movie franchise, turned 10 in 2012. Sony Pictures Animation is an operating unit of Sony Pictures Digital Productions.