There has been talk for years about a sequel or remake to 80’s classic The Monster Squad
IGN have reported that screenwriter Shane Black would love to do a sequel to the 1987 classic The Monster Squad. Black recently visited the IGN offices and the staff grilled him about the possibility of a remake, (and I’m glad they did) here is what he had to say.
“The cult surprised me, I didn’t even realise it had been successful. I loved it, I had fun working on it and it was one of the first things I’d ever written. And it wasn’t just that it wasn’t a hit – it was a huge failure. No one saw it. I don’t know how on earth it caught on years later.”
“I’d love to revisit. I hope that somebody at some point says that it would be great. They have all these new Universal monsters… At some point, the Abbot & Costello meet Frankenstein version… I wonder if there’s room in the Monster Squad for that?”
When asked what his thoughts would be if the original characters came back 30 years later …
“The first thing I go to is the movie, or the book really, IT by Stephen King, which is about kids who fight monsters when they’re young, then as grown-ups they’re sort of beckoned and they have to return to their childhood hometown. I don’t know how a Monster Squad sequel would distance itself from that.” “It would be interesting to have two movies – one The Monster Squad, and one The Monster Squad and they’re 30 years apart and so are the kids; the characters have aged. As long as people understood that’s what we’re doing, I think that could be fun. That’s a good idea!”
If we’re going to see The Monster Squad again then I think the IT approach is definitely a great idea. The thought of seeing our favourite childhood characters back battling monsters again is just amazing.
I know it’s not much to go on at the moment at least there is talk of it happening. If anything is announced in the future I will be sure to hook you all up with the news.
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