Netflix Buys R.L. Stine’s ‘Worry Avenue’ Trilogy From Disney

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Netflix has purchased a trilogy of “Worry Avenue” motion pictures, based mostly on R.L. Stine’s teen horror sequence and directed by Leigh Janiak, from Disney.

The three accomplished movies had been produced at Fox by Chernin Leisure with the purpose of releasing every film a month aside. Filming started final yr in Georgia they usually had been scheduled for a launch in June 2020, however the motion pictures had been pulled from their schedule after the COVID-19 pandemic closed theaters.

Chernin signed a first-look take care of Netflix in April. Disney absorbed the Fox characteristic movie belongings final yr, together with “Worry Avenue.”

The “Worry Avenue” books are set within the fictional metropolis of Shadyside, Ohio. The primary e-book, “The New Woman,” was printed in 1989 and centered on a highschool scholar falling in love with the brand new lady in school regardless of not having the ability to inform if she was even actual. The coed ultimately goes to her residence — conveniently positioned on Worry Avenue — solely to be advised by her brother that she’s actually lifeless.

The movies cowl three completely different time durations, together with the 1600s. The forged contains Kiana Madeira, Olivia Welch, Benjamin Flores Jr., Ashley Zukerman, Fred Hechinger, Julia Rehwald and Jeremy Ford. Janiak made her characteristic directorial debut with 2014’s horror movie “Honeymoon,” during which a newlywed couple finds their honeymoon descend into chaos.

Netflix has change into the main purchaser of completed movies in Hollywood at a time of uncertainty about whether or not moviegoers will return to brick-and-mortar theaters because the pandemic persists. The streamer has been in talks not too long ago to purchase the Amy Adams thriller “The Girl within the Window,” one other Disney high-profile property that was developed at Fox. From Paramount, Netflix has acquired “SpongeBob: Sponge on the Run”; Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae’s romantic comedy “The Lovebirds;” Aaron Sorkin’s “The Trial of the Chicago 7;” and Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-nominated “The Irishman.”

The information about “Worry Avenue” was first reported by Deadline.

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