Universal studios have acquired the film rights to a novel called 'Go Mutants!' by Larry Doyle, that is set for release next year.
"Go Mutants!" is a teen comedy/adventure set in a high school where all of the tropes from classic 1950s alien invasion movies came true. Years later, the children of those mutant creatures have assimilated among the other kids.
Doyle said the book and movie invites cameos from '50s fright fixtures like Gort -- the robot from "The Day the Earth Stood Still" -- and the creature from the black lagoon.
The studio and Imagine bought the book on the basis of an outline, and Doyle will finish the novel this summer and work on the script at the same time.
Doyle's previous film work includes the yet-to-be-released comedy 'I love you, Beth Cooper'. I found that my favourite part of the recent Monsters vs. Aliens was all the sly references and in-jokes based around classic sci-fi/horror movies, so I am interested to see what can be done with those clichés in a slightly more grown-up setting. If nothing else it will be fun to see the classic movie monsters squaring up against one another in the vein of the old Universal crossover movies.