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Witch Mountain Helmer To Direct Monsters Next

Disney has attached Andy Fickman (RACE TO WITCH MOUNTAIN) to another family adventure film, MONSTER ATTACK NETWORK, per VARIETY.

Scott Elder and Josh Harmon will write the film, an adaptation of a graphic novel from AIT/Planet Lar that the studio bought last year. The story is about a team of first-responders who guard the citizens of Lapuatu, a Pacific island whose idyllic conditions are marred by frequent sea monster attacks.

Marc Bernadin and Adam Freeman wrote the graphic novel with illustrations by Nima Sorat.

Fickman also directed the Dwayne Johnson-starrer THE GAME PLAN for Disney. Jason Netter will produce MONSTER ATTACK NETWORK via his Kickstart banner, which the studio plans to be a big vfx tentpole.

Elder and Harmon's SNOW AND THE SEVEN spec script was purchased by Disney recently, reimagining the Snow White fairy tale by relocating her to 19th Century Hong Kong and having her battle an evil force after she is trained to fight by seven Shaolin monks. Scott Rudin and Andrew Gunn are producing that project.