The guy that directed the CGI 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' movie Kevin Munroe has been brought in to direct a new horror/action movie called 'War Monkeys'. STYD broke the news and had a chance to talk to the director about 'War Monkeys' and here is what he had to say.
"It's kind of like if Quentin Tarantino did Gremlins, Nettles first told me. I read it and it was exactly that. The horror stuff was at a peak and the characters are really rich,"
Sounds cool so what is the film actually about!?
War Monkeys, based on a story by Chris Patton, follows two guys trapped in an underground research facility with military-trained Rhesus monkeys. Munroe describes the project as "an older, meaner brother of [an] Amblin [production]. It's real horror with real scary elements. You've got real monsters here with the monkeys. But the characters are a modern day Abbott and Costello. In the same vein of Shaun of the Dead but scarier."
Shaun of the dead was a great film, if 'War Monkeys' will be anything like that but scarier that would be pretty cool, but even cooler... military trailed monkeys! Can you imagine a bunch of monkey going around using military tactics to take people out! How great does that sound!? Munroe goes on to say:
"Monkeys creep me out. They're so human-like and you never know what they're thinking. But these military-trained monkeys. For me, it's not just about the ability to carry a gun, but I love the idea of monkeys coming together to accomplish a goal."
"Part of it is we're naming them to give them identifiable features, whenever you can get personalities in there, it's going to be fun."
This movie sounds like it is going to really be something special. Its a movie called War Monkeys, how can you go wrong? And just for the hell of it here are some pics of monkeys with guns.