ShrekMonsters have officially been resurrected.

Warner Bros. has picked 'Shrek Forever After' and 'Surviving Christmas' director Mike Mitchell to captain 'Monster Squad,' the story of a group of kids that fight off monsters found under beds, according to Variety. ShrekMonsters have officially been resurrected.

Warner Bros. has picked 'Shrek Forever After' and 'Surviving Christmas' director Mike Mitchell to captain 'Monster Squad,' the story of a group of kids that fight off monsters found under beds, according to Variety.

The movie, formerly titled 'Nightcrawlers,' first made its way around Hollywood in 2000 when Warner purchased screenwriter/comic book writer Brian Lynch's script and brought on 'Charlie's Angels' and 'Terminator Salvation' director McG to direct.

Despite the same title and basic premise, producers are insisting that Mitchell's version is not a remake of Fred Dekker's 1987 comedy-action film, which has long earned "cult classic" status among fans.

The script has gone through numerous hands over the years, including Michael Arndt ('Little Miss Sunshine', 'Toy Story 3') and Audrey Wells ('Under the Tuscan Sun, The Game Plan'), to "find a balance of laughs and chills," but the latest version comes courtesy of Brad Copeland ('Yogi Bear'). Production is set to start next summer.

While details have yet to emerge on the new script, 'Monster' will remain a big-budget supernatural fantasy. Can Mitchell pull it off? He's worked on great family fare like 'Kung Fu Panda' and 'Shrek the Third' but also gave the world 'Deuce Bigelow: Male Gigolo.' And will there be a line in the script that comes close to 'Wolfman's got nards'?
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