Warner to Host Live-Action Mad Monster Party

Having the potential to fall into the "what were they thinking" remake category, Warner Bros. Pictures and Thunder Road Prods. has announced they will produce a live-action remake of the 1967 Rankin & Bass animated cult hit, MAD MONSTER PARTY?, reports VARIETY. Warner obtained the rights from Canal +, which gained them from Embassy Pictures, which produced the original animated special. John Pardee and Joey Murphy will write the script with Thunder Road's head Basil Iwanyk producing along with Chris Peters and Jackie Gilardi, who brought the project to the studio. The original film, which featured the voices of Boris Karloff and Phyllis Diller, followed a retiring Dr. Frankenstein gathering all the classic monsters together at his castle to announce that his nerdy nephew is taking over for him as the leader of the pack.

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