Jack Black is believed to be in talks to star in a movie based on classic children's book series, Goosebumps.

The 44-year-old School of Rock actor is said to be taking on the role of an author whose creepy characters come to life, according to The Wrap.

Goosebumps is one of the most successful fictional franchises for children, selling over 300 million copies worldwide

Fast & Furious franchise producer Neal H. Moritz is producing the film for Sony Pictures, along with Deborah Forte for Scholastic Entertainment, the publishers of the books.

Black can next be heard as the voice of Po the panda in Kung Fu Panda 3 and will star alongside Will Ferrell in comedy Tag.