The proposed reboot of the classic 1980s family monster movie The Monster Squad is moving forward, producers Brad Fuller and Andrew Form told us.
"We're out to writers right now," Form said. "We're going to start hearing takes this week. Hopefully we'll be off to the races writing that." Rob Cohen, producer of the 1987 original, is in line to direct.
The movie comes from Fuller and Form's Platinum Dunes, the company behind remakes of A Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th, and it marks a bit of a departure for them into family horror.
The original movie centered on a gang of movie-buff kids who actually had to battle Dracula, the Wolf Man, the Gill Man and the Mummy, with Frankenstein as an ally; it's mostly remembered now for the line "Wolf Man's got nards!" But Form and Fuller promise the reboot will be edgier.
"It seems like it stays within our wheelhouse, and yet it expands what we're doing just a little bit," Form said.
"It's a movie we're really excited about, because we loved movies like Goonies, Monster Squad," Form added. "To take a family adventure-type movie, make it scary, is something a little different for us."
Fuller added: "You're going to have those monsters in there, and Platinum Dunes is not going to make a movie with monsters where they're not scary.
"It's not a soft version," Form said.