Written By: Ken Hulsey
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
It looks like the monsters from Universal Studios library of classic horror films have become a red hot commodity these days. Not only is Universal working on rebooting "Dracula", "Frankenstein", and the "Creature From the Black Lagoon", to go along with their recent, "Mummy" and "Wolfman" films, other studios have also decided to 're imagine' these monsters as well.
Last month Halcyon International Pictures announced that they had teamed up with Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine to produce, "Dracula: Reborn", "Mummy: Resurrected", "Frankenstein: Regenerated", "Werewolf: Reloaded and Creature: Returns". Now, Paramount is getting into the act with a remake of the 1987 Fred Dekker horror/comedy, "The Monster Squad".
The studio announced today that they have hired director/producer, Rob Cohen, who served as a producer on the original film, plus Mark and Brian Gunn to write the screenplay. Also serving as producers on "The Monster Squad" will be Michael Bay, Andrew Form, Brad Fuller, and David Ladd.
Recently, Mark and Brian Gunn had penned the script for the "Mysterious Island" remake ("Journey to the Mysterious Island") for New Line Pictures, while Cohen, as you probably know, last directed, "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor", for Universal.
As you may remember, the original film centered around a group of horror movie loving kids who accidentally discover a plot by Dracula, Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, The Gill Man and The Mummy to try and take over the world.
Paramount plans to make "The Monster Squad" into a family-friendly film series, though they certainly will run into some competition from Warner Bros, who are presently developing their own "Monster Squad" film, that involves these same monsters as high school students.
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