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Andy Fickman Helming Monster Attack Network for Disney

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March 15, 2009

Andy Fickman Helming Monster Attack Network

Coming off of Race to Witch Mountain, director Andy Fickman has been re-hired again by Disney to direct their adaptation of the Monster Attack Network graphic novel. We first announced that the comic was being brought to the big screen last year, but didn't know it would end up like this. Fickman's Race to Witch Mountain has been trashed by critics, with a fairly unimpressive 39% on Rotten Tomatoes. Peter from SlashFilm hated it, saying he "was really surprised to discover how badly directed some of the action sequences were." And (some of) you thought Watchmen was a comic book massacre, just wait until this!

AiT's Monster Attack Network graphic novel, written by Marc Bernardin and Adam Freeman, is about a team of first-responders who guard the citizens of Lapuatu, a Pacific island that would be a paradise except for frequent attacks by giant monsters from the sea. Disney is developing this as a visual effects-heavy tentpole, built around an elite government agency's resolve to protect our coasts from huge, rampaging monsters. It seems like a cool concept in theory, but in Fickman's hands, it's bound to be a pile of crap. As a reminder, Fickman's filmography includes She's the Man, The Game Plan, and Witch Mountain.

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  • Tim "Cloverfield"
    Again.....Race to Witch Mountain is no GD sequel. That is the whole problem with this and Fickman knows it. Some of us still have Escape in a clam-shell VHS copy.
  • dave13
    comment on his directing is best put by Cinematical's review of Race to witch mountain: "it's interesting to watch a filmmaker find new things to be terrible at." 'nuff said.

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