Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Gort And The Creature From The Black Lagoon Go To High School in "Go Mutants!"

Written By: Ken Hulsey
Source: Variety

Universal Pictures has just bought the movie rights to Larry Doyle's, yet unfinished, novel "Go Mutants!" Doyle will reportedly be writing the script to the film and finishing the book simultaneously. Something that, as far as I know, has never happened before.

Reportedly the studio executives at Universal merely saw an outline of the books storyline and decided to snatch it up on the spot.

"Go Mutants!" according to Doyle is a teen comedy based in an alternate universe where many of the events from classic 50s sci fi films actually happened. The story itself takes place in a high school were the children of mutant monsters and space aliens interact with normal human teens.

Doyle also hinted that the story would include cameos from such classic 50s sci fi movie icons as Gort, from "The Day The Earth Stood Still", and the "Creature From The Black Lagoon."

The book will be published by Harper Collins next summer, but there isa no word yet on when the movie will begin filming, though Brian Grazer has already been named as producer.

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