The Avengers Of Monsters Movies Is Coming With Monster X
Movie monsters have been costarring in films for around seventy years now, whether in horror movies (House of Frankenstein), comedies (Abbot and Costello Meet Frankenstein) or CGI spectacles (Stephen Sommersí Val Helsing). Itís been nine years since the latter graced cinemas, so it was only a matter of time before the gang got back together.
The Hollywood Reporter reports Benderspink, the production company behind the upcoming The Amazing Burt Wonderstone, has optioned a screenplay for Monster X, based on an original idea by Monsterfoot Productionsí Ahmet Zappa, who wrote the story for 2012ís The Odd Life of Timothy Green. The ďXĒ in Monster X isnít the letter but the Roman numeral, which signifies the ten classic monsters that will appear as the filmís central characters.
THRís story calls the film a ďsort of Avengers-style takeĒ on the scary baddies of yesteryear, such as Dracula, the Frankenstein creature, and the Mr. Hyde side of Henry Jekyllís personality. They will team up to defend the world against an evil threat. What could be more evil than the Wolfman? It will be interesting to see the Creature From the Black Lagoon get a modern spin, should he appear.
Though the script was written by Zappa, who will also be on board as a producer, the plan is to further develop the script and iron out all the details before shipping it around to buyers. Zappaís other monster-themed projects, Monster Witness Relocation Program and The Monstrous Memoirs of a Mighty McFearlesshave been with Disney for the last few years without much news following their getting optioned. Hereís hoping the Monster X characters spook the filmmakers into getting this flick out there quickly.
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