Universal has nabbed screen rights to the novel Go Mutants! by Larry Doyle, and have attached Imagine’s Brian Grazer to produce, according to Variety. Doyle – who recently adapted his own novel I Love You, Beth Cooper, for the Fox comedy that hits theaters on July 10th – is also attached to adapt ‘Mutants’.
The teen adventure comedy is set in a high school where all of the legends from classic 1950s alien invasion films come true, and then years later, the children of those mutant creatures assimilate among human kids.
According to the report, Doyle has said the book and ultimately the film, invite cameos from 1950s cult flicks, including Gort – the robot from The Day the Earth Stood Still – and the creature from the black lagoon.
Universal and Imagine purchased the book on the strength of an outline, and Doyle will finish the book, along with the script, this summer.