Director Rob Letterman confirmed in a recent interview with Collider that Danny Elfman is currently scoring the upcoming Goosebumps. The film directed by Letterman (Monsters vs. Aliens, Gulliver’s Travels) stars Jack Black, Dylan Minnette, Odeya Rush, Amy Ryan, Jillian Bell, Ryan Lee and Ken Marino. The movie is based on the book series of the same title and follows a teenager who moves to a small town and meets the beautiful girl next door whose mysterious dad is revealed to be R. L. Stine, the author of the bestselling Goosebumps series. Darren Lemke (Jack the Giant Slayer, Turbo) and Mike White (School of Rock) wrote the screenplay based on a story by Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski (Ed Wood, Big Eyes) and Lemke. Neal H. Moritz (Fast & Furious series, 21 Jump Street, I Am Legend) and Deborah Forte (The Golden Compass) are producing the project. Goosebumps is set to be released on October 16, 2015 by Sony Pictures.
Elfman’s latest project Avengers: Age of Ultron is opening nationwide this weekend. The composer has also scored the indie drama The End of the Tour directed by James Ponsoldt and starring Jesse Eisenberg & Jason Segel, which will be released on July 31 by A24 Films and Mike Flanagan’s thriller Before I Wake, which is set for a release on September 25 by Relativity Media. His other upcoming projects include Justin Chadwick’s Tulip Fever starring and Disney’s Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass.