Deadline is reporting that Paramount Pictures is set to remake the 1987 film "Monster Squad," with Rob Cohen (The Fast and the Furious, xXx) in talks to direct the new film. Cohen, who produced the original movie, is teaming up with Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form to find a writer.
Plot: Young kids form a club that is devoted to monsters, but soon get more than they bargained for when Count Dracula adjourns to Earth, accompanied by Frankenstein's Monster, the Wolfman, the Mummy, and the Gillman. The creatures are in search of a powerful amulet that will grant them power to rule the world. Our heroes - the Monster Squad are the only ones daring to stand in their way.
Ted Mosbywrites: on March 19th, 2010 at 3:49:42 AM
NO! NO NO!!!!! NOOOO!! they wouldn't!! This was THE movie of my childhood... i waited YEARS for this to come out on DVD in the summer of 2007 (yeah I'm that much of a loser to remember)... This movie is too much of a classic to remake... f*ck you BAY!
I'm not surprised. I just wish I was a producer in Hwood right now. It must be the easiest job in the world. Just make a list of all your favorite 80s movies, pitch them for remakes, and laugh all the way to the bank. Hellen Keller could do that job.
Isn't it funny that an 80s kids movie about monsters and vampires still has more balls than all of the Twilight films put together. Dracula and the Wolfman were some pretty intimidating characters in the original. They f*cked a lot of cops up at the end of that movie. Even blowing Wolfman's guts all over the place didn't stop that hairy f*cker. No f*cking way they have the balls to remake this film that tough, that is unless they get Matthew Vaughn to direct. I would love to see this remake have a Kick-Ass amount of violence.
@ SAC - Agreed with you on all counts there. I think this would work if the writers/director did this in the vein of Zombieland, Shaun of the Dead, Dead Snow, etc. I'm not a huge fan of Cohen as a director, but with his connection to the original, there might be a chance for this. I'd like to see this done with more than a PG-13 rating. Vaughn could do it. I would love to see what he could do with the story.
@Eddie: Do you think Hwood will ever take a chance and make another hard R rated horror movie like Lost Boys or Let the Right One In that stars kids or pre-teens? Everything is so PC now that I don't think they have the guts to do it. Thats why I liked Kick-Ass, it doesn't give a flying f*ck! I don't even think they'll go all out on this Let Me In remake even though it stars the girl from Kick-Ass.
Ok time to catch hell but I would really like a remake of this. I absolutely love the original. Right up there with Goonies from my childhood. But for some reason, an update/remake of Monster Squad would be great. Look, I'm the biggest mark yelling at this whole remake / 3D trend but I really wouldn't mind this one to be honest.
Remakes will never go away. Everything nowadays is borrowing from something. Some remakes have shown to be better than the original. I personally love the remade Cape Fear with DeNiro vs the original. Although Robert Mitchum was tremendous in the original.
And I do still very much adore the original
Great Idea: Take a cult film with a small devoted following and remake it thus losing that devoted fan base. So now you have no built in nostalgia box office, which is the sole reason for remakes. Add in teen stars no one has heard about and make it a PG-13 piece of garbage directed by some failed music video director. I smell success.
Shane Black had a hand in writing the original screenplay, but now the studios thinks they can reproduce a worthy remake without paying the high dollar that Black would rightfully demand this time around. Do you really think that some guy that was last credited as a Production Assistant for the studio involved is going to write memorable lines that'll stick with us for decades? Good luck with that...
Yeah it was a bit corny, but that's the great part about it.
Check it out if you get the chance. Watch it in the dark with a big bowl of popcorn. It's what I like to call a popcorn movie. Lots of fun.