The 2015 horror-comedy based on R.L. Stine's children's book series of the same name, grossed $157M at the worldwide box office ($80M domestically, $77M internationally) and starred Jack Black (as Stine), Dylan Minnette and Odeya Rush.
Director Rob Letterman (Gullivers Travels), screenwriter Darren Lemke (Shrek Forever After) and producers Deborah Forte and Neal H. Moritz are all returning for the sequel.
As for Jack Black, THR says Sony is planning to bring him back as well.
Upset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah (Odeya Rush), living right next door. But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach's comes when he learns that Hannah has a mysterious dad who is revealed to be R. L. Stine (Jack Black), the author of the bestselling Goosebumps series. It turns out that there is a reason why Stine is so strange… he is a prisoner of his own imagination – the monsters that his books made famous are real, and Stine protects his readers by keeping them locked up in their books. When Zach unintentionally unleashes the monsters from their manuscripts and they begin to terrorize the town, it's suddenly up to Stine, Zach, and Hannah to get all of them back in the books where they belong.