Platinum Dunes Backs The Monster Squad

Michael BaySource: Deadline NY

It seems like ages ago that Rob Cohen announced he’d be producing a remake of his own 1987 production The Monster Squad, an adventure tale rooted in classic horror. Today, Michael Bay’s Paramount Pictures based Platinum Dunes have come aboard the project to get the ball rolling even quicker, reports Deadline NY. The project is being shopped to writer’s as we speak.

The story follows a group of kids who worship classic monsters and suddenly discover that Dracula is in town, and he’s got his pals Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, The Gill Man and The Mummy with him. The kids must stop then their efforts to find an amulet that will give the creatures control of the world. The original was penned by Fred Dekker and Shane Black of Lethal Weapon fame.

Every 80s baby and fanboy has a special place in their heart for the Squad but a redo, however promising with modern filmmaking techniques, seems a tad forced. Still, Platinum Dunes has a decent track record with their horror remakes (Friday The 13th, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, upcoming A Nightmare On Elm Street) so this could turn out to be something special.

Cohen will produce with Platinum Dunes partners Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form.