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The Monster Squad – Remake in the works. Wolfman better watch his nards

Posted by LiveFor on March 19, 2010

Another day, another remake. This one involves The Monster Squad. That excellent 1987 film that had a group of kids fighting the classic versions of Dracula, The Wolfman, The Mummy, The Gill Man and Frankenstein’s Monster – yes I know the Monster ends up helping them. The original was one of the first films were I fully realised how dreadful the curse of the werewolf could be (not just because of getting hit in the nards). The guy who played him really shows how much he wanted to die because of it. I digress.

Deadline have the news that Paramount are keen to remake it. Rob Cohen who produced the original is hoping to direct it and they are currently meeting with writers to get a script sorted. Shane Black (Lethal Weapon, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) and Fred Dekker (Night of the Creeps) wrote the original so they need to get some good writers involved.

I really don’t think they’ll be able to recapture the coolness of the original. The kids in that were class and casting the new squad could be the weak link. If they do go for it I just hope they go for unknown child actors and none of the current Disney style kids with the big helmet type hair that seems to be doing the rounds.

Should it be a reboot or a sequel? Would be great to have the original Squad all grown up, but to be honest I don’t really want either. I’m sticking with the original (well until I hear more about this new one).

What are your thoughts on The Monster Squad getting back together?

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The Random

Posted by LiveFor on July 16, 2008

– Diablo Cody (love that name), scriptwriter of Juno, is apparantly writing a screenplay for a new DreamWorks project. This will be based on an original idea by Spielberg. Variety have more on this. How about that for news which doesn’t really tell you much of anything!!

– Hollywood Reporter are saying that Justin Theroux, who wrote Tropic Thunder, is in negotiations to write Iron Man 2.

– Apparantly Tarantino wants Brad Pitt to play the character of Aldo Raine (the bloke who puts the squad together) in Inglorious Bastards and Leonardo DiCaprio to play the boss Nazi, Hans Landa. Variety have the story.

Monster Squad to be remade. Sounds good, but then you find out Rob Cohen (who made The Skulls, xXx, Stealth) is producing it. The original was a brilliant movie with all the classic monsters trying to take over the World. Plus it was Stan Winston on the effects back then.

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