Two years after the first Goosebumps burst into cinemas, its sequel’s title has finally been announced – and it’s horrifying. Literally.
After unveiling the promo art for the second spooky instalment, we can now reveal that Jack Black will be back for Goosebumps: Horrorland (via Screenrant).
The first movie, which was directed by Rob Letterman, adapted RL Stine’s iconic literary series to life, as all sorts of monsters wreaked havoc on a small town called Madison.
Proving that’s there’s always an appetite for getting goosebumps, the film was a hit with audiences and, luckily, the author himself.
Speaking to Digital Spy last year, Jack Black – who played a fictional version of the children’s horror writer – admitted that Stine ‘laughed his ass off’ when he watched the first cut.
“I watched the film with RL Stine and he flipped,” Black revealed. “He loved it, he was laughing his ass off.
“And I was really pleased about that because it was more important than any other critics. If he was happy and felt like we captured the essence of his series, then that was all that mattered.”
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Although the sequel is shrouded in a good deal of mystery, it’s believed that Jack Black will reprise his role as Stine a second time.
Explaining how he found inspiration for the role, Jack admitted that he used Orson Welles as a guide. “I needed to go mean and anti-social and the real RL Stine is a sweet guy, funny and really fun to hang out with,” he admitted.
“This character had to be sinister, and filled with a certain gravitas, and I just imagined Orson Welles.”
Goosebumps: Horrorland is slated for a September 2018 release.
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