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Universal, Mattel Team for ‘Monster High’ Feature

Akiva Goldsman is set to produce the film based on the spooky franchise, which centers on the high school-aged children of famous monsters.

Universal is set to develop a film based on Mattel’s fan-favorite “Monster High” toy line, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Featuring an extensive line of dolls, a 3DCG series and spin-off YouTube series, and a live-action film series from Nickelodeon and Paramount+, the franchise centers on the high school-aged children of famous monsters. While a writer or director has not been announced, Akiva Goldsman will produce via his Weed Road banner.

Monster High helps fans discover the great beauty in being true to yourself and celebrates the unique sensibilities at the core of who we are as individuals,” said Mattel Films’ Robbie Brenner. “We’re proud to partner with Universal Pictures and the brilliant Akiva Goldsman to usher this important message to audiences worldwide.”

“I’ve been fascinated by ‘Monster High’ since my daughters were obsessed with the dolls as kids. I’m thrilled to once again join forces with Robbie Brenner and our friends at Mattel to help bring this iconic property to life,” added Goldsman.

Kevin McKeon and Arturo Thur De Koos will oversee Monster High for Mattel, while Greg Lessans will represent Weed Road. Universal Pictures’ Lexi Barta and Jacqueline Garell will oversee for Universal. 

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