It seems neither heroes nor villains can do it all themselves in movies these days. A new project from writer Ahmet Zappa (The Odd Life of Timothy Green) is being compared to The Avengers as it features a mash-up of major movie icons. Zappa’s Monster X centers on a supergroup of famous monstrous icons like Dracula, Frankenstein’s monster, Mr. Hyde and more (ten in all). The story centers on the characters who assemble in order to defend humanity against a greater threat. Zappa co-wrote the script and will further develop it before shopping it to buyers, although Benderspink has optioned the initial iteration. Hit the jump for more.
Heat Vision reports that Zappa and Benderspink (Chris Bender, J.S. Spink and Jake Weiner) will develop Monster X. Zappa is immersed in monsters at the moment as he is also developing Monster Witness Relocation Program and The Monsterous Memoirs of a Mighty McFearless at Disney. The former, based on Zappa’s novel, centers on “a brother and sister who discover they hail from a long line of monster hunters. They have to learn the family business quick when their father is kidnapped and they take on the most diabolical creature in the universe.”
Benderspink, meanwhile, have The Incredible Burt Wonderstone starring Steve Carell, Jim Carrey and Steve Buscemi, opening March 15, and New Line’s Jennifer Aniston and Ed Helms comedy We’re the Millers, which opens August 9.