‘The Goats’ film adaptation releasing this summer


The film version of the popular young adult book The Goats by Brock Cole was apparently released in Finland last month but based on tweets from director D.J. Caruso it looks like American audiences will have to wait until the summer to see it.

Originally titled The Goats, the movie has changed titles twice since, going by Goat Island before settling on its current title Standing Up. The above image is from the DVD cover of the release in Finland.

Caruso tweeted on March 1 that a deal was close to being finalized. “Discussing a July release with cable and streaming/DVD deal too,” Caruso wrote. Caruso has previously directed DisturbiaTwo for the MoneyTaking LivesThe Salton SeaEagle Eye and I Am Number Four.

The movie tells the story of a boy and a girl bullied at summer camp who are stranded on an island and opt to wander a small town instead of going back to camp. It stars Chandler Canterbury, Annalise Basso, Radha Mitchell and Val Kilmer.

Matt Ralph

Matt Ralph

I'm the editor of Summer Camp Culture and also blog at Tangzine.com and MatthewRalph.com. I live in the Philadelphia area and went to camps and camp meetings growing up in Ohio, Maryland and New Jersey.

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