Not to be confused with “Monster Squad” from Mike Mitchell, this “Monster Squad” has “The” in front of it, and is a remake of the 1987 movie from Fred Dekker and “Lethal Weapon” scribe Shane Black. The remake will be coming to you courtesy of Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes, the same blokes behind the recent rash of horror movie franchise reboots, including “A Nightmare on Elm Street”, “Friday the 13th”, and “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”.
So what’s it all about? No idea, because I never saw the original, but here’s some helpful fella on IMDB.com:
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 uglies 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.
Sounds like a whopper of a kid’s flick. I got donuts that says they’ll be announcing it as a 3D flick very soon.
According to Deadline, not only is the remake a go, but the film’s original producer and now big-time Hollywood director Rob Cohen is looking to direct.