Fanboys' Kyle Newman takes over War Monkeys

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST reported that Fanboys director Kyle Newman is now attached to direct the horror-comedy War Monkeys, taking over from Kevin Munroe (Dead of Night).

Producer Robert Sanchez offered a "no comment" when we reached out to him for confirmation. He did assure us the project's original director, Kevin Munroe, will remain on board in the producing capacity. Munroe is currently shooting the Dylan Dog adaptation Dead of Night in New Orleans, and scheduling conflicts are preventing him from helming Monkeys, Shock reported.

Casting is expected to begin next week.

War Monkeys, written (and co-produced) by Cleve Nettles, is set during a Christmas holiday when two janitors get trapped in an underground research facility after accidentally unleashing military-trained rhesus monkeys.