Monday, August 4, 2008

The Mouse Does Monsters

Looks like Disney’s getting into the act of giant monster movies too. From Variety:

Disney has picked up the film rights to graphic novel "Monster Attack Network" from publisher AIT and Planet Lar for Jason Netter ("Wanted") to produce.

Book, penned by Marc Bernardin and Adam Freeman with art from Nima Sorat, takes place on a South Pacific island where a team of first-responders rescue residents who are regularly attacked by giant monsters who emerge from the sea.

Netter's Kickstart Entertainment will produce the project. Shingle is also producing Sci Fi Channel's upcoming series "Painkiller Jane" and has adaptations of several other comicbook properties in the works, including "The Boys" at Columbia Pictures with Neal H. Moritz.

I thought at first that this might be an animated film- a sort of response to Dreamworks’ Monsters vs Aliens project, but it sounds more like a live-action undertaking, what with the production reigns being handled externally and all.

Congrat’s to the Monster Attack Network creators- when I read the book, I thought it would make for a neat film and it seems that I wasn’t the only one.

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