Remember back in March when we found out that Paramount Pictures was remaking beloved ’80s favorite The Monster Squad and we all hoped that that would be the last we ever heard of it? It looks as if it’s not only happening, but this could just be the start.
It’s being reported that cousins Brian Gunn and Mark Gunn have been hired to write the screenplay for the movie, and that there are hopes that this could develop into a possible franchise. The Gunn cousins haven’t done a whole lot yet, but they did pen Bring it On Again, James Gunn’s (director of Slither and Brian’s brother) PG Porn, and the upcoming sequel to Journey to the Center of the Earth, which is being called Journey to the Mysterious Island.
The Monster Squad told the story of a group of kids who band together to face off against Dracula, who has brought together Wolf Man, Mummy, Gill Man (Creature from the Black Lagoon), and Frankenstein to take over the world.
In addition to this, Michael Bay, Brad Fuller, and Andrew Form of Platinum Dunes have brought in as producers. This is the group who have delivered horror classic remakes of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th, and A Nightmare on Elm Street. They were also just announced as producers of the brand new live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie being developed.
The Monster Squad remake will be directed by Rob Cohen, who was a producer on the original. Cohen has previously directed movies such as Dragonheart, The Skulls, The Fast and the Furious, xXx, Stealth, and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.
The original movie was written by Shane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) and directed by Fred Dekker (Night of the Creeps).
[Source: Heat Vision]