If there is a God, he’s definitely too distracted playing video games to stop Michael Bay’s production company, Platinum Dunes (remade The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th and A Nightmare On Elm Street), from remaking any more horror films. This time around the dead horse, they’ll be beating the living sh-t out of 1987’s The Monster Squad.
Shocktillyoudrop recently interviewed Platinum Dune’s Brad Fuller, and asked about the project. Brad, in all of his knowledge, really gives you the impression that he’s at least read the movie title.
“I’m [Fuller] in the process of finding a screenwriter. I’m meeting with writers every day. So we’ll get someone in the next two or three weeks and get them writing.”
“We’re definitely using the original film as a blueprint and love the fun parts of it. We have three or four different takes, some stick closely to the original – others are going to be a bit different. It’s about sitting down with Rob Cohen and the studio and figuring out which storyline we’re going to go with. But I can tell you all of the story lines, whereas Friday the 13th isn’t like the original, this will be close to the original. It’s about a group of kids who have a monster squad, monsters come to their town and they’ve got to figure it out.”
If you ask me, they should have just left The Monster Squad film at be, but if you were going to try and improve the concept, I guess I do like the suggestion offered from scifiwire.com: BIGGER NARDS!
*80s guitar swell*