According to a report on First Showing, Fickman (“Race to Witch Mountain”) has been pegged to direct Disney’s upcoming adaptation of AiT/PlanetLar’s “Monster Attack Network,” which follows an elite squad of first responders who are tasked with guarding a tropical paradise from a seemingly-constant barrage of attacks via giant monsters. (Better yet, check out our exclusive seven-page preview of “Monster Attack Network” for a solid idea of what to expect from the film.)
As the report mentions, Disney hopes to make “Monster Attack Network” a special effects-heavy tentpole, built around the as-yet-undecided cast of characters and Godzilla-like monsters. Clearly, this adds to earlier reports that Disney plans to hop aboard the superhero flick bandwagon after a dismal summer 2008 slate of films, with their first comic adaptation, Top Shelf’s “Surrogates,” expected to hit theaters in September of this year.
Are you looking forward to Disney’s upcoming comic book films? Do you think “Monster Attack Network” will be a winner? Let’s hear what you have to say in the comments.