I’m sure you guys are aware that a remake of Monster Squad has been in the pipeline for many years, with hopes that the idea would just go away. Well, unfortunately the idea is still very much alive and well, and producer of the original Monster Squad recently chimed in on the remake.
Recently the folks over at ComingSoon.net, caught up with Cohen and they asked just what is going on with the pending remake of Monster Squad?
“[The original] is one of the best things I’ve ever produced and I wanted to direct [the remake]…It’s sitting at Paramount. It’s a great script. I’ve been kicking them. Michael Bay has been kicking them. They don’t roll over… I don’t understand it. I’m hoping that one day we just get a call that they’ve finally seen the light of day.”
“It happens all the time, they get onto something and they go, ‘The biggest audience we can get is young males between 12 and 16. What do you have that’s for young males between 12 and 16?’ Somebody says, ”Monster Squad’! Let’s do it! Let’s do ‘Monster Squad’!’ It’s that crazy.”
Now speaking for myself, I am totally against a remake, but if they do choose to finally go ahead with it, at least I am safe in the knowledge that the original is still kicking around.
But what do you guys say? Do you think Monster Squad needs a reboot/remake? Does the original still hold up today? Let us know.