Universal Pictures has acquired screen rights to Larry Doyle’s upcoming novel “Go Mutants!” Variety says Imagine Entertainment’s Brian Grazer will produce, while Doyle will write the script.
“Go Mutants! is a teen comedy/adventure set in a high school where all of the tropes from classic 1950s alien invasion movies came true. Years later, the children of those mutant creatures have assimilated among the other kids.
Doyle said the book and movie invites cameos from ’50s fright fixtures like Gort — the robot from The Day the Earth Stood Still — and the creature from the black lagoon.