Here’s another remake rumour that’s sure to get a few people fuming. According to Bloody Disgusting, Rob Cohen (The Fast and the Furious, Stealth, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor) is interested in remaking Fred Dekker’s cult classic 80’s flick The Monster Squad, which was released on DVD for the first time just last summer. Paramount owns the remake rights, and Cohen will apparently be producing, but not directing.
As much as I love the original, I actually think this is a great idea. It’s not a movie that a ton of people have seen, and it is precisely the kind of movie that kids are missing out on nowadays. Of course, part of what made Dekker’s version so great was the low budget aesthetic and the practical effects, so this may be another situation where too much reliance on CG could be a concern. Either way, I think it’s worth a shot. I’m very interested to see what comes of this. Plus, if it’s a success, we may also be one step closer to that Goonies sequel they’ve been talking about for so many years!