With Universal’s so-called “Dark Universe” seemingly fallen apart, the studio is looking to another, vastly dumber outlet for some classic monsters to get together. That venue? A monster mash.
According to Deadline, Universal has begun development on a musical film adaptation of “Monster Mash,” Bobby “Boris” Pickett’s 1962 novelty hit that for some reason remains pretty much the only Halloween song.
Music video director Matt Stawski conceived the project—in as much as conceiving “Monster Mash” as a movie is anything at all—as his feature debut. Will Wedgers, whose only writing credit is a novelty song that turns Ice Cube’s “It Was a Good Day” into “It Was a Pug Day”—when “I Was a Good Boy” is clearly the better dog-based play on this terrible idea, right?—is al too aptly attached to pen the screenplay.
Sadly, we’ll probably have to wait for the broader Monster Mashiverse to get into prequels before we’ll finally learn what ever happened to the “Transylvania Twist.”