Director chosen for new Monster Squad film

Mike Mitchell (Sky High, Surviving Christmas) will direct Warner Bros.’ long-in-development supernatural action comedy Monster Squad, formerly known as Nightcrawlers, according to THR. Nightcrawlers/Monster Squad, a spec script by Brian Lynch, has gone through numerous writers, including Michael Arndt and Audrey Wells, as the studio searched for the right balance of laughs and scares. Brad …
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Harryhausen to Receive Sci-Fi Honors

Legendary visual-effects wizard Ray Harryhausen will receive the George Pal Memorial Award at the upcoming 32nd Annual Saturn Awards, presented by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, the academy announced. Harryhausen, the filmmaker behind such fantasy film classics as Jason and the Argonauts and Clash of the Titans, has inspired filmmakers working in fantasy and science fiction around the world, for generations. …
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