goosebumpsDirector 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.

  1. SDH says:

    Jackman got replaced? Or was his association with this film merely a speculation?

  2. Tor says:

    Jackman’s worked with Letterman twice before, so it’s safe to say his association was semi-official.

    Elfman, though? Awesome choice, but how much you wanna bet that he was all over the temp track and someone thought, ‘can’t we just get the real McCoy’?

  3. Jacob says:

    Got confused and thought that was Tom Arnold in the image.

  4. Mr. Big says:


  5. Dean says:

    Danny Elfman couldn’t be a more perfect choice to score this film. The only other composer I would even consider is Douglas Pipes (Monster House, Trick ‘r Treat)

  6. Sean says:

    Danny will do what he does best for this type of material. Knock it out of the park.

  7. Alec says:

    I’m extremely cautious about this. Lately a lot of Elfman’s scores have been largely forgettable. The last good one i remember was Dark Shadows. If it’s more in the vein of that, fine. but i don’t expect this or the movie for that sake to be decent.

    • Tor says:

      I can only imagine you missed “The Unknown Known”. Marvelous music.