Screenwriters Hired for The Monster Squad Remake

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In March it was announced that Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes was developing a remake of Fred Dekker‘s 1987 movie The Monster Squad, written by Dekker and Shane Black. Producers Michael Bay, Brad Fuller, Andrew Form, and Rob Cohen have been meeting with writers, and have finally hired someone to pen the remake. Heatvision also reveals that the plan is to turn the family-oriented property into a potential franchise.

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In 2008, we heard that Platinum Dunes had the option to make a film based on the classic slumber party and devil-summoning game Ouija Board, with few details beyond the assertion that it wouldn’t be like Jumanji. Now, as the release date approaches for the latest Dunes movie, A Nightmare on Elm Street, producer Brad Fuller is talking about some of the company’s future projects. Among them is Ouija.

His comments after the break, along with a super-brief update on The Monster Squad and The Birds. Read More »

Platinum Dunes Producing Remake of The Monster Squad

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Fred Dekker‘s 1987 movie The Monster Squad, written by Dekker and Shane Black, is a film that couldn’t be made today. Not because it was groundbreaking, but because it has a blend of enthusiastic naivite, fun effects, and young actors that don’t look like they were cloned from the same attractive DNA and grown in a vat hidden in Santa Monica.

Which means, of course, that a remake is happening. Almost two years ago Rob Cohen, who produced the original, mentioned that the rights to the film were back at Paramount and that he was working on a deal with the studio to produce a remake. We haven’t heard anything since then, but now a company is indeed working with Cohen on the remake: Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes. Read More »