Universal Would like to do the Monster Mash with Matt Stawski
Universal wants to do the Monster Mash with Matt Stawski
According to Deadline, Universal Pictures has given the thumbs up to Monster Mash, an original musical movie being set up for Matt Stawski to direct from a screenplay by Will Widger.
“Monster Mash” was a novelty song by Bobby”Boris” Pickett first released in 1962 when it shot to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart just before Halloween, getting a perennial holiday favorite ever since. It’s been covered numerous times, including by Horror punk band The Misfits.
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As of now there are zero specifics on the movie’s plot or characters, or whether it’ll be a part of Universal’s evolving Dark Universe that includes the upcoming Invisible Man and Paul Feig’s Dark Army. Suffice to say the project was created by Stawski as his directorial debut. He enters the film arena having directed a number of music videos, as well as Side Effects for Awesomeness TV.
Widger worked on Damned for Legendary and Magic The Gathering and Lumberjanes for Fox.
John Fisher will direct the project for Temple Hill and will serve as executive producer alongside Stawski. Jeyun Munford and Tony Ducret will oversee for Universal.