According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fox is about to go all in on adaptations of the popular R.L. Stine book series, Fear Street. The studio has hired director Leigh Janiak (Honeymoon) to direct not one, but three Fear Street films back-to-back-to-back. Partnered with Chernin Entertainment, Fox apparently plans on releasing the films across three consecutive months once they are complete. They are calling this risky and potentially-revolutionary new model “bingeing movies”. Not the catchiest moniker.
I’m not sure how much success this somewhat wacky idea will bring Fox, but more power to them. Scripts already exist for all three projects. The first was penned by Kyle Killen, the second by Zak Olkewicz, and the third by Silka Luisa. Janiak will rewrite all three with co-writer Phil Graziadei, with work already having begun on the first.
The novels are set within a fictional Ohio town during the 1980s and 1990s. Unlike his Goosebumps novels, which came later, the Fear Street series was aimed at a slightly older teenage audience. The three films will reportedly be set across different periods of time and share some narrative connections with one another, beyond just their setting. Production on them is expected to begin early next year.
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