Universal tries another monster mash with '50s sci-fi-inspired Go Mutants!

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

Universal Pictures keeps trying to find vehicles to recycle its sizable stable of monsters and creature features, and so it comes as no surprise that the studio has acquired screen rights to the Larry Doyle novel Go Mutants!

The book is set in a high school in which the creatures and robots of classic 1950s sci-fi movies are the real deal: There's Gort from The Day the Earth Stood Still and the Gill Man from Creature From the Black Lagoon, for example. Years later, the children of those mutant creatures have been assimilated among the other kids.

Doyle will write the script for the movie, which Imagine Entertainment's Brian Grazer will produce, Variety reported.

Doyle will reportedly finish the novel this summer and work on the script at the same time.