Considering that Sony Pictures was reportedly eager for more "Goosebumps" before the film even premiered, we shouldn't be surprised by news of a sequel -- only that it took so long for the wheels to be put in motion.
However, they are indeed moving, with The Hollywood Reporter announcing that director Rob Letterman and writer Darren Lemke are closing deals to return.
The 2015 horror-comedy, which starred Jack Black as a fictionalized version of R.L. Stine, grossed $156.7 million worldwide. While that's not exactly a blockbuster performance, it was clearly enough to please Sony.
"Goosebumps" centered on teenager Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette), who moves to a small town and meets new neighbor Hannah (Odeya Rush). Her father, author R.L. Stine, keeps all the ghosts and monsters from the series locked up in his books. When Zach unintentionally releases them, he, Hannah and Stine must team up to return the ghouls before it’s too late.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, "the goal" is for Black to reprise his role in the sequel.