Goosebumps 2: Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ken Jeong, Chris Parnell reportedly join cast of upcoming scarefest

FP Staff

Mar,06 2018 12:40:42 IST

The cast of the upcoming sequel to the 2015 film Goosebumps, based on the children book series written by RL Stine of the same name, has reportedly been finalised. While the first film starred Jack Black as Stine, his casting in the upcoming sequel is still dubious. According to a report by Variety, it is speculated that Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ken Jeong and Chris Parnell have been roped in for the film.

The poster of 2015 film Goosebumps starring Jack Black. Facebook

The poster of 2015 film Goosebumps starring Jack Black. Facebook

The makers of the film had previously revealed that actors Madison Iseman, Ben O’Brien, Caleel Harris and Jeremy Ray Taylor would star in the film.

The premise of the film is still under the wraps; all that is known is the film will chronicle yet another thrilling tale revolving around the characters of Stine's bestselling books. However, a report by Screen Rant claims the film is tentatively titled Goosebumps: Slappy's Revenge; it will be based on the scary ventriloquist model that is brought to life and who has evil intentions of wreaking havoc on the mortal world.

Stine's Goosebumps series has so far sold 350 million copies worldwide, as reported by Variety, and hence made for an inspiration for cinematic thrillers in Hollywood. The 2015 film, Goosebumps, raked in around $150 million worldwide, as per the same report. The film depicted events that follow when Stine (played by Black), along with other characters in the film, realise that Stine fictitious world is becoming reality.

Neal H Moritz (of Original Film) and Deborah Forte (of Silvertongue Films) are bankrolling the film while Ari Sandel is developing the film, adds the Variety report. As per Den of Geek!, Rob Letterman (director of 2015's Goosebumps) will return to direct this project. Screenwriter Rob Leiber (who has previosuly written films like No Good, Very Bad Day etc) has been roped in to pen the script of the upcoming sequel.

However, no official confirmations has been made by either the cast or the makers of the film.

Updated Date: Mar 06, 2018 12:47 PM