No official plot yet, but it's said that Jack Black will play "Mr. Shivers, a Stine-like author whose scary characters literally leap off the page, forcing him to hide from his own creepy creations."
March 23, 2016
Sony Pictures Entertainment
Carl Ellsworth (early draft)
Scott Alexander (early draft)
Larry Karaszewski (early draft)
- Odeya Rush plays Jack Black’s "quirky and mysterious niece, who teams up with her young male neighbor to battle the monsters unleashed from Mr. Shivers’ works."
- Rob Letterman (Monsters vs Aliens, Gulliver's Travels) directs.
- Darren Lemke (Jack the Giant Killer) is now rewriting the script.
- Writer Carl Ellsworth also scripted Red Eye, Disturbia and The Last House on the Left remake.
- Writing duo Larry Karaszewski and Scott Alexander (Problem Child, Ed Wood, 1408) worked on an early version of the script.
- This project is said to be one the "fast track."
- The producers are aiming to cast child actors with prominent older actors in supporting roles.
- The studio hopes this film will be the start of a new series of films.
- Sony's Columbia Pictures is behind this.
- Scholastic Media's Deborah Forte and Neal Moritz (I Am Legend, Prom Night '08) are producing.
- The novels spawned a Fox Kids television series that ran for four seasons.
- Based on the children's novel series that ran from 1992 to 1997.
A UHM staff member has not reviewed this film.