It appears as if the upcoming Goosebumps sequel has undergone yet another title change.
Previously, the film was known as simply Goosebumps 2, then that became Slappy’s Revenge, which became Slappy Halloween, and somewhere down the line it was even known as Horrorland. And now, CinemaCon has seen the new title revealed as Goosebumps: Haunted Halloween.
On board for the sequel are The Goldbergs’ Wendi McLendon-Covey, Anchorman’s Chris Parnell, The Hangover’s Ken Jeong, Castle Rock’s Caleel Harris, IT’s Jeremy Ray Taylor, Stranger Things’ Peyton Wich, and Manchester by the Sea’s Ben O’Brien.
At this stage, it’s still not confirmed whether Jack Black will actually be returning for Goosebumps 2, although the last we’d heard it looked likely that he would indeed be back to play R.L. Stine – although new rumours suggest that he could actually be voicing Slappy this time out. The Duff’s Ari Sandel takes over the director’s chair from Rob Letterman this time out, although right now it looks as if this year’s October release date is likely to get pushed back.
Plot-wise, the sequel is rumoured to focus on a group of three friends who are tasked with stopping the nefarious dummy, Slappy, from launching the Halloween apocalypse.
Expect more on Goosebumps: Haunted Halloween as it continues to develop.