Okay. I’ll admit, I was prepared to hate this film adaptation of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps series. I thought Hollywood was going to ruin another thing I loved, but the first trailer for the film starring Jack Black has surprised me. It actually looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun.
We saw how well Jack Black worked with kids in School of Rock, so watching him lead a group of teenagers on an adventure involving the monsters from the Goosebumps series is highly entertaining.
In the trailer, we first meet the disappointed Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette), a teenager who moves from the big city to a small town. He’s upset with the move, but then he meets the cute girl next door, Hannah (Odeya Rush), and his life in this sleepy town gets a lot more exciting.
Why? Because Hannah is the daughter of R.L. Stine (Jack Black) the author of the bestselling Goosebumps series. And he’s hiding a huge secret. The famous monsters inside his books are real, and Stine has been trying to protect his readers for years by keeping them locked up in their books.
But then Zach unintentionally unleashes the creatures, and well, maybe you should just watch what happens next in the trailer below. The film is scheduled to hit theaters October 16, 2015.