Paramount Pushes Dylan O’Brien’s Monster Problems Back Six Weeks


Paramount Pushes Dylan O'Brien's Monster Problems Six Weeks

Paramount pushes Dylan O’Brien’s Monster Problems back six weeks

Paramount Pictures is making a shift in its upcoming release schedule as it has chosen to push back the coming-of-age monster movie Monster Problems led by Dylan O’Brien (The Maze Runner) by six weeks, according to Deadline.

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Sources are reporting that the release date shift comes from the studio’s desire to find the pre-summer crowd, with the film now set to hit theaters on April 17 versus its original March 6 slot. The film will now face the competition of animated sequel Trolls World Tour and the next fantasy drama adaptation of The Secret Garden, with the potentially final Daniel Craig James Bond installment No Time to Die hitting theaters the week before.

Monster Problems will be directed and written by Michael Matthews with Shawn Levy set to produce through his 21 Laps banner. The project is said to be a coming-of-age story that will center around a road trip with a young man living in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by monsters. The film is likened to both Mad Max and Zombieland with John Hughes overtones.

The film will also star Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy), Jessica Henwick (Iron Fist) as Aimee, Arianna Greenblatt (Avengers: Infinity War) as Minnow, and Dan Ewing (Occupation) as Cap. Rooker will be playing the role of expert hunter Clyde, who will serve as Joel Dawson’s (O’Brien) mentor on how to survive the Monster Apocalypse.

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The spec script arrives from Brian Duffield who also wrote Jane Got a Gun. Levy jumped onboard the property way back in 2012, and the project has since lingered in Development Hell.

Matthews directed the South African Western thriller Five Fingers for Marseilles about the young ‘Five Fingers’ who fought for the rural town of Marseilles, against brutal police oppression twenty years ago.

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