The original creators, producers and writers of Smallville Alfred Gough and Miles Millar have been hired by Universal Pictures to write the script for a new film based on a upcoming toy line from Mattel called Monster High. The film will be a musical, which is set at the "frighteningly fashionable" Monster High and features the children of famous monsters including Dracula, Frankenstein and the Wolfman as they undergo the trials and tribulations of high school.
This is pretty much those Brats dolls, but in fashionable monster form. This really doesn't sound very interesting at all. It makes me wonder if Gough and Millar are hurting for money. This movie just seems like a disaster ready to happen. Mattel has created the new toy brand from scratch, and not only will we see a live-action movie, but they are also going to turn this Monster High property into books, webisodes, animation, apparel and accessories. So if you have kids... good luck because they'll want it all.
This film is definitely a change of pace for Gough and Millar, who broke into the film business with Lethal Weapon 4, and then moved on to doing the Smallville series. They also wrote Shanghai Noon, Shanghai Knights, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor and the upcoming film I Am Number Four. Now they're moving on to write a silly kids toy film? I don't know, maybe there's more than meets the eye, but this Monster High film just sounds like a terrible idea. What do you all think?
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