Disney tunes in to the Monster Attack Network

monsterattacknetworkThe Game Plan and Race to Witch Mountain director Andy Fickman has been attached to another Disney film, this time working on an adaptation of a AiT/PlanetLar graphic novel called Monster Attack Network according to Variety.

The GN, which came out in 2007, is the brainchild of writers Marc Bernardin and Adam Freeman and artist Nima Sorat and is the tale of a beefed-up animal control agency, but these animals are rampaging beasts on a balmy Pacific Island — à la Toho’s Monster Island.

From the Amazon product description: “Marvel at the Pacific island of Lapuatu, perfect in every way… except for the giant monsters. Thrill as Nate Klinger and his daring team of first-responders at the Monster Attack Network expertly deal with the frequent rampaging-beast-related crises. Wonder if the shady American industrialist who comes to the island bearing ‘gifts’ and the mysterious, gorgeous Lapuatuan ex-patriate are up to no good. Enjoy the hair-raising adventures of the noble men and the drop-dead sexy women of the Monster Attack Network!”

The two Hollywood scribes who have been attached to this project are newcomers Scott Elder and Josh Harmon, whose previous credits together include one episode of a Cartoon Network show I’ve never heard of called “The Secret Saturdays.”

No other details are out yet, but if this, Fickman’s third film from Disney just happens to star Dwayne Johnson I think I’m going to have to say that I smell a rat.

Or at least a Mouse.

Posted on March 17, 2009 at 21:49 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink
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  1. Written by Gordon McAlpin
    on 2009-03-18 at 09:17
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    See that big burly guy (a.k.a. Nate Klinger, presumably) in the cover photo? I’ll bet you $50 that’s Dwayne Johnson.

  2. Written by Tsiwt
    on 2009-03-19 at 01:15
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    Eh. I think I’d rather pay to see Creature Tech. But after watching Watchman after a 20 year wait, I guess I should be careful what I wish for. Perhaps Creature Tech is perfect in it’s current form.

    Reading the reviews of this comic, it sounds like it wanted to be a summer B movie all along.

    What I want to know: is “Lapuatua” the politically correct spelling of “Laputa”? Well,it probably not a flying island … or is it? Hm …

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