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'Monster Squad' gets a new director

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Warner Bros. has picked director Mike Mitchell (Shrek Forever After) to head up the latest incarnation of Monster Squad, a “long-gestating comedy-fantasy project,” according to Variety. Some version of the script has been in the system since 2000, when the studio bought Brian Lynch’s script Nightcrawlers, about the “adventures of an international coalition of kids whose job it is to combat a variety of monsters found under beds.” Since then, “the project went through numerous writers, including Michael Arndt and Audrey Wells,” according to the Hollywood Reporter, and in 2007, McG was on board to direct. The current script was written by Brad Copeland and is not a remake of the 1987 cult classic.