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Netflix Buys R.L. Stine’s ‘Fear Street’ Trilogy From Disney

Netflix Buys R.L. Stine’s ‘Fear Street’ Trilogy From Disney

Netflix has bought a trilogy of “Fear Street” movies, based on R.L. Stine’s teen horror series and directed by Leigh Janiak, from Disney.

The three completed films were produced at Fox by Chernin Entertainment with the goal of releasing each movie a month apart. Filming began last year in Georgia and they were scheduled for a release in June 2020, but the movies were pulled from their schedule after the Covid-19 pandemic closed theaters.

Chernin signed a first-look deal with Netflix in April. Disney absorbed the Fox feature film assets last year, including “Fear Street.”

The “Fear Street” books are set in the fictional city of Shadyside, Ohio. The first book, “The New Girl,” was published in 1989 and centered on a high school student falling in love with the new girl at school despite not being able to tell if she was even real. The student eventually goes to her

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