It was last August when I first heard the phrase "WAR MONKEYS," and I've been waiting for fresh news ever since. Yes, seriously. Now it comes, courtesy of Shock, and the news is this: War Monkeys will be directed by Kevin Munroe, which thrills me not because I necessarily loved Munroe's last movie (TMNT), but because a production company doesn't sign a director unless the movie is actually being made. Which means that WAR MONKEYS is being made. That's awesome.

Munroe told Shock that Cleve Nettles' script is sort of like "Quentin Tarantino's Gremlins," which is a description that makes my salivary glands kick in. But wait, there's more! It's also "an older, meaner brother of [an] Amblin [production]. It's real horror with real scary elements. You've got real monsters here with the monkeys. But the characters are a modern day Abbott and Costello. In the same vein of Shaun of the Dead but scarier."

And in case you thought the title was a joke of some kind ... it's not. The movie is about two guys trapped underground with a gang of furious, military-trained rhesus monkeys who are mega-smart and weapon-trained. I wish this movie could come out tomorrow.