Monsters vs. Aliens Helmer Rob Letterman Boards Captain Underpants

The project first announced back in 2011, DreamWorks Animation has found a director for their children’s book series adaptation Captain Underpants. The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Monsters vs. Aliens helmer Rob Letterman will direct.

The “Captain Underpants” book series, written by Dav Pilkey, tells the story of two mischievous kids, George Beard and Harold Hutchins, who hypnotize their school principal and turn him into their comic book creation, Captain Underpants.

Scholastic first launched the “Captain Underpants” book series in September of 1997 and there are over 50 million Pilkey books in print in the U.S. alone. Eight “Captain Underpants” books have been published in 19 countries and several have debuted at #1 on various best-seller lists, including The New York Times and USA Today.

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