Ellsworth Pens “Goosebumps” Adaptation

Screenwriter Carl Ellsworth (“Red Eye,” “Disturbia”) will pen the screenplay for the first live-action film adaptation of R.L. Stine book series “Goosebumps” for Sony Pictures says Risky Biz Blog.

The “Goosebumps” series comprises more than 50 books that often pay homage to classic sci-fi/horror movies. Previously Larry Karaszewski and Scott Alexander (“Ed Wood,” “The People vs. Larry Flynt”) attempted to adapt the material without much success it would seem.

Neal Moritz and Deborah Forte are producing. The project marks the property’s first film treatment and is a potential franchise launcher for the studio.