"Rowdy" Roddy Piper Reported Dead at 61
For a generation of kids, R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books offered an initial gateway into the land of horror. While things got scary in the more than 60 books, including Say Cheese And Die, Monster Blood and Night of the Living Dummy, they never got as bloody or sexy as your average slasher movie. The series eventually spawned a live-action TV series and will lead into a feature film if Columbia Pictures has anything to say about it.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jack the Giant Killer screenwriter Darren Lemke is in final negotiations to take over screenwriting chores on a project that’s already gone through several sets of hands. It’s still unclear whether the big-screen debut will be an adaptation of one of the books or possibly a series, but the studio picked up the rights to 50 of the books, so there’s a lot of potential there.