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Universal goes with the Mutants and their exclamation mark

Posted by Patrick Sauriol on Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Go Mutants! has gone Hollywood.

Universal Pictures has swooped in and purchased the movie rights to Larry Doyle's forthcoming comedy/adventure novel and will have him write the screenplay at the same time he's finishing writing the book. The studio has gone to their go-to guy, Brian Grazer and his Imagine Entertainment company, to develop the picture, making this the 45,291th film that Imagine is doing for Uni.

Doyle's book/screenplay/franchise in the making is set in a high school where the kids are the offspring of mutants, would-be alien invaders and monster men/women. Two or three generations down the line, the teens of the creatures have now become just as big douchebags as the human kids from High School Musical. Remember the days when a monster would just be thinking about how to kill the humans and not about how they could win the school's pep rally? Doyle told Variety that there could be cameos from famous 1950s creature characters and gave the example of Gort from The Day the Earth Stood Still. Personally I think that example is a bad choice considering that 20th Century Fox owns Gort. I expect that if this movie gets made you'll see monsters owned by Universal like the grandson of The Thing or Frankenstein's Monster's children.

Doyle wrote the screenplay for I Love You, Beth Cooper, Universal's upcoming comedy starring Heroes' Hayden Panettiere.

-Variety.
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Posted: 8 years 6 days ago

Sounds like an intriguing premise..... like Sky High, with added slime!

....says "Kill Bond, NOW!"