Friday, November 15, 2013

Live Action 'Monster High' Adaptation in the Works

For parents that want to share their love of horror, but keep it age appropriate, things are about to get a little easier. Recently announced, Mattel and Universal Pictures are teaming up to bring a live- action adaptation of the "Monster High" doll franchise to life.

While a plot is currently unknown, Variety is reporting that the adaptation was brought to the studio by Neil Meron and Craig Zadan. It will be written and produced by Fake Empire's Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, with Mattel's Playground Productions taking on the executive producing duties.

For those unfamiliar with the worlds most popular doll franchise, each one of them are related to popular monsters, specters and ghouls. The "Monster High" crew includes Draculaura, Clawd and Clawdeen Wolf, Frankie Stein, and Deuce Gorgon, to name a few. With spooky and hip style, these dolls are perfect for budding horror fans.

"The message about the brand is really to celebrate your own freaky flaws, especially as bullying has become such a hot topic," Mattel's Vice President of Marketing, Cathy Cline, told NPR earlier this summer.

So stay tuned, fine fiends, because we have a feeling that the kids of "Monster High" are about to get a lot more popular.

-Nowal Massari

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