Tuesday, August 11, 2020

‘Fear Street’: Netflix Acquires Movie Trilogy Adaptation of R.L. Stine’s Books for Summer 2021 Premiere

It’s been over a year since we’ve heard a peep about the trilogy of Fear Street movie adaptations Honeymoon director Leigh Janiak was directing for Fox/Disney and Chernin Entertainment, but Deadline brings the surprise update tonight that the R.L. Stine adaptations have been acquired by Netflix!

The plan, according to the site, is for the three Janiak-directed Fear Street movies to premiere on Netflix one month apart in Summer 2021. It’s being called the “Summer of Fear.”

Previously announced cast includes Gillian JacobsSadie SinkKiana Madeira, Olivia Welch, Benjamin Flores Jr., Ashley Zukerman, Emily Rudd, McCabe Slye, Fred Hechinger, Julia Rehwald, Darrell Britt-Gibson and Jeremy Ford.

Here’s everything we know about the three films thus far…

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.

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.


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