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GOOSEBUMPS 2 (2018): Horror Comedy Sequel Gets Release Date

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Sony Pictures Offers Official Release Date For Goosebumps 2

Sony Pictures has officially announced that its upcoming horror comedy sequel Goosebumps 2 is set to hit theaters on January 26th of next year.

The film, which is a follow-up to 2015’s Goosebumps, was originally announced last April. It is unclear how much pre-production work has been accomplished on the project but today’s news indicates that Sony intends to release it in the near future. Additionally, Jack Black has yet to be identified as returning for the sequel, but director Rob Letterman has been confirmed for it. Letterman is known for his work on animated films for Dreamworks such as Shark Tale and Monsters vs. Aliens. Also slated to return for the project are producers Deborah Forte and Neal H. Moritz.

Although the original film was met with mixed reviews, it proved to be a box office success for Sony, making well over double its budget of $58 million and earning a spot as the top-ranking home video release when it came out.


Based on Scholastic’s worldwide best-selling book series, with over 400 million copies in print, Goosebumps starred Jack Black (School of Rock) as “Goosebumps” author R.L. Stine, along with Dylan Minnette (Prisoners), Ryan Lee (Super 8) and Odeya Rush (The Giver). When Zach (Minnette) unwittingly unleashes magical monsters on the town, he must team with his new friends Champ (Lee), Hannah (Rush) and Stine (Black) to send the ghouls back where they came from before it’s too late.

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