The Monster Squad Remake is a Go

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.

So in order to rule the planet we have to bump off some kids? I can dig it.



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  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    NIX how dare you!?! You need to see this flick. CHeesy? Yes! Fun? Definitely! Classic? No doubt! It’s Universal monsters meets the goonies. Seriously, but much darker. It was and still is a great flick. I’m just hoping the remake is more like Universal monsters meets “Supernatural” and the kids are teens. Got to have the cute lil girl though.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      I gotta admit, I was never a fan of the Universal monsters. I just never grew up with them and so never developed the fanboy crush on them.

      • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

        Monster squad was my INTRO to them. LoL. stop making excuses and watch the flick! =-P

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com Dedpool

    NIX how dare you!?! You need to see this flick. CHeesy? Yes! Fun? Definitely! Classic? No doubt! It’s Universal monsters meets the goonies. Seriously, but much darker. It was and still is a great flick. I’m just hoping the remake is more like Universal monsters meets “Supernatural” and the kids are teens. Got to have the cute lil girl though.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com Nix

      I gotta admit, I was never a fan of the Universal monsters. I just never grew up with them and so never developed the fanboy crush on them.

      • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com Dedpool

        Monster squad was my INTRO to them. LoL. stop making excuses and watch the flick! =-P

  • slim

    I loved this film!!!! Hope they don’t make it 3D!!!

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

      Of course they will! Silly Slim have you learned nothing from Hollywood recently. If it got action and effects it will be 3D.

  • slim

    I loved this film!!!! Hope they don’t make it 3D!!!

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com Dedpool

      Of course they will! Silly Slim have you learned nothing from Hollywood recently. If it got action and effects it will be 3D.