Sam Raimi and Paramount Lock Up ‘Monster Zoo’
Variety is reporting today that Paramount Pictures has acquired the live-action feature film rights to the as-yet unpublished Douglas TenNapel graphic novel Monster Zoo for producer Sam Raimi and his Buckaroo Entertainment company.
At this point, Raimi is not expected to direct the project, which is also being produced by Josh Donen and Ellen Goldsmith Vein. Monster Zoo, which is set to be published by Image Comics in the spring, tells the story of an ancient artifact that is found and transported to a zoo in the United States. There, the idol’s spirit awakens and starts to mutate the zoo’s animals and turn them evil.
Once this begins, a group of teenagers must band together to try to stop the evil monsters from destroying the world.
No word yet on who will be adapting the graphic novel for the screen or directing. But when there is, we’ll bring it to you.