It’s about time Universal started dipping into their overflowing classic monster pool to bring us some entertainment! That’s just what they’re set to do with their upcoming live-action adaptation of the Larry Doyle novel Go Mutants! Our only gripe? Instead of straight horror we’re getting more light-hearted fare. Yay.
Variety reports that Doyle will write the script for the film which 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.
According to Doyle, the book and movie invite cameos from ’50s fright fixtures like Gort — the robot from The Day the Earth Stood Still — and The Creature from the Black Lagoon.
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