‘Monster Squad’ Redo Finds Writers, Franchise Potential?!

Even with the remake craze dwindling (thanks to the focus on 3D), Paramount Pictures is still moving forward on Monster Squad tapping screenwriting cousins Mark and Brian Gunn (Journey to the Mysterious Island) for the redo. Rob Cohen, who produced the original film, will still produce and direct the new version. The 1987 original, which Fred Dekker directed from a script he co-wrote with Shane Black, concerns a group of kids who discover a plot by Dracula, Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, The Gill Man and The Mummy to try and take over the world. Cohen is already familiar with the latter creature, since he last directed the Universal sequel The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, which grossed $389 million worldwide. The studio is looking to the family-oriented property as a potential franchise.