Disney's Getting into the 'Monster Witness Relocation Program'
by Ethan Anderton
August 23, 2010
There's a decent amount of projects on the horizon with a variety of different takes on monsters. There's a remake of the 1987 horror comedy Monster Squad, then there's another completely unrelated project called Monster Squad that spawned from Brian Lynch's script Nightcralwers. But now Disney is getting into the monster game with a project called Monster Witness Relocation Program, which may or may not be a starring vehicle for Jaden Smith (The Karate Kid). The idea (which isn't explained, though the title sparks some thoughts) comes from actor/writer Ahmet Zappa who also wrote the screenplay with Michael Wilson.
This isn't the first time Zappa has sold a monster related project to Disney, as they acquired his children's novel The Monstrous Memoirs of a Mighty McFearless (he's obviously got an affinity for monsters). That story follows a brother/sister who discover they hail from a long line of monster hunters. They have to learn the family business when their father is kidnapped and must fight the most diabolical creature in the world. But this new project will likely deal with a program keeping an underground world of monsters secret and Smith's character getting caught up in some monster shenanigans and some sort of evil plot by one of the bad ones (or something like that). Sounds like a fun concept, and I love me some cool monsters. Stay tuned!
Creepy snake photo used above courtesy of photographer Joshua Hoffine.