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Disney's Getting into the 'Monster Witness Relocation Program'

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August 23, 2010

Monsters!

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.

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Reader Feedback - 12 Comments

1

Nothing against Jaden Smith, but he really isn't that talented in the acting game. I'd rather they find someone with the Haley Joel Osment talent, there are thousands that could pull this role off this role.

Xerxex on Aug 23, 2010

2

darn it! you beat me to the post xerxex......... i concur with everything you just said. hey,this is off topic but - watch "cemetary junction" when you get time......i was VERY impressed with it. and ethan, i agree that this does sound like a fun concept for a movie.

beavis on Aug 23, 2010

3

wow "That could pull this role off this role" haha damn you keyboard!

Xerxex on Aug 23, 2010

4

@beavis the Ricky Gervais film?

Xerxex on Aug 23, 2010

5

@1 Xerxex actually Jaden Smith done very well in the acting game and their is always room for improvement

tazz on Aug 23, 2010

6

maybe I'm wrong, but I wanna see a new face for this film, perhaps Max Records?

Xerxex on Aug 23, 2010

7

Not Zappa anyone but that waste of skin!

Jimmy Love on Aug 23, 2010

8

yea, xerxex..........RG doesn't have a lot of scenes (but the ones he has are GOLD!) ralph fiennes is in this too and he's excellent as well. this is mostly the story of 3 young friends at an early crossroads of their lives. it's funny with very touching moments. seriously - i was caught off guard by how good it was. if i knew it was this good, i'd have seen it in the theatre.

beavis on Aug 23, 2010

9

I'll definitely check it out, I had forgotten all about it, sadly.

Xerxex on Aug 23, 2010

10

where the hell did you get that photo?!?!

dave13 on Aug 23, 2010

11

cool xerxex............when you do get to see it - let me know what you thought.

beavis on Aug 23, 2010

12

will do.

Xerxex on Aug 23, 2010

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