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Fox Developing R.L. Stine's 'Fear Street' as Theatrical Movie Series Released Months Apart

Fox’s adaptation of the popular R.L. Stine book series Fear Street is getting another shot at the big-screen, but this time with a possible envelope-pushing distribution twist.

Leigh Jeniak, the rising horror director behind the indie hit Honeymoon, has closed a deal to re-write and direct Fear Street. But, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter, the deal calls for her to write three different scripts that could be shot back-to-back-to-back. And released back-to-back-to-back, one month after another. The plan has been described by one insider as “binge-ing movies.”

Fox would not comment on the release plan but some sources are excited about the forward-thinking nature of it and the studio’s seeming boldness to embrace it.
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One of the most exciting projects in development is Fear Street, 20th Century Fox’s planned trilogy of films based on the R.L. Stine‘s book series of the same name. We’re already fully on board with the addition of Honeymoon filmmaker Leigh Janiak, who is said to direct one of the three films that are being designed as “binge-ing movies.”

While it was unclear in Janiak would be directing all three films in the series, we now know the plan is to have a different filmmaker for each sequel. One name that’s currently in talks is Alex Ross Perry, who most recently directed Her Smell starring Elisabeth Moss (watch the teaser trailer below), reports Production Weekly.

In 1989, three years before Goosebumps came onto the scene and made him a household name, R.L. Stine launched the lesser-known series of books, Fear Street. Taking place in the fictional city of Shadyside, Ohio, the teen-oriented Fear Street books pit teenagers up against adversaries both human and paranormal, and a total of 52 stories comprised the original line.

The subscription-based online production magazine also has plot details for all three films, which digress by year from 1994 all the way to 1666.

FEAR STREET 1: In 1994, in the aftermath of a brutal tragedy in Shadyside, Ohio, a group of teens discover that a series of horrifying events that have plagued their town over many years might not be random, and that they may be the next victims.

FEAR STREET 2: In 1978, Camp Nightwing is divided by the campers and counselors who hail from the of prosperous town of Sunnyvale and the campers and maintenance staffers from the downtrodden town of Shadyside, but when horrors from their towns shared history come alive, they must band together to solve a terrifying mystery before it’s too late.

FEAR STREET 3: In 1666, a colonial town is gripped by a hysterical witch-hunt that has deadly consequences for centuries to come, and it’s up to teenagers in 1994 to try and finally put an end to their town’s curse, before it’s too late.
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Gillian Jacobs, who last starred on Judd Apatow’s Netflix comedy Love, has joined the cast of Fear Street, Fox’s adaptation of the R.L. Stine horror books for teens.

Leigh Jeniak is directing the intended trilogy, which is filming back-to-back with Chernin Entertainment producing.

The movie is already shooting in Atlanta with up-and-comers Kiana Madeira, Sadie Sink, Olivia Welch and Fred Hechinger Jr., among others.

The first film is set in 1994 in the town of Shadyside and focuses on a group of teens that discover that the deadly events occurring in their town have not only been happening for centuries, but are also connected. The other stories are set in 1978 and 1666 before finding their way back to 1994.

Jacobs will appear in multiple movies. In the 1994 setting, she will play a maintenance worker in a summer camp.

It is currently unclear what the distribution plan is, given that Fox is now under Disney ownership. When the movie was being developed, there was talk of a unique plan in which the trilogy would be theatrically distributed consecutively about a month apart.

Jacobs next stars in Larry, a horror movie from Amblin, and is one of the voice stars of Invincible, Amazon’s all-star adaptation of the Robert Kirkman comic. She is repped by UTA, Authentic Talent and Lichter Grossman.
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