Lemke To Pen “Goosebumps” Feature

Darren Lemke (“Jack the Giant Killer,” “Shrek Forever After”) is closing a deal to pen a live-action film adaptation of children’s horror series “Goosebumps” for Sony Pictures and Original Films says Heat Vision.

Author R.L. Stine’s highly successful series comprises more than 50 books that often pay homage to classic sci-fi/horror movies. After scoring the rights to the book series in 2008, Sony’s been trying to adapt the property without much success it would seem.

Lemke marks at least the fourth writer to take a shot following Larry Karaszewski, Scott Alexander, and Carl Ellsworth – Lemke’s work will ignore the previous attempts and start from page one.

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.