Sony Pictures is giving R.L. Stine fans a first look at Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween today with the newly-released trailer and poster. Directed by Ari Sandel from a script by Rob Lieber, the sequel will open in theaters on October 12, 2018. The trailer will be in theaters with Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, debuting this weekend.
Jack Black is returning as the voice of Slappy the Dummy, although by the looks of it, he probably isn’t appearing as Stine this time around. The cast also includes Ken Jeong, Wendi Mclendon-Covey, Chris Parnell, Madison Iseman, Ben O’Brien, Caleel Harris and Jeremy Ray Taylor.
The sequel is produced by Deborah Forte and Neal H. Moritz. The executive producers are Tania Landau, Bill Bannerman, Ben Waisbren, Bruce Berman, and Greg Basser.
The first film, simply titled Goosebumps, opened in October of 2016 and grossed $150 million worldwide, with $80 million coming from North America and $70 million from overseas. It cost about $58 million to make.