Lord, Miller & Tatum reunite for Universal’s untitled monster project
It’s been six years since we last saw Channing Tatum, Phil Lord and Chris Miller properly team up for both The LEGO Movie and 22 Jump Street and now the trio are reuniting for an untitled monster thriller at Universal Pictures, according to Deadline.
The film, which is being penned by Wes Tooke (Midway) baed on an original idea and story treatment from Reid Carolin (Magic Mike), is described as “a modern day, tongue-in-cheek thriller inspired by Universal’s classic monster legacy” that will see Tatum in the lead role.
Though not stepping into the director’s chairs for this project, Lord and Miller and Aditya Sood will produce via their Lord Miller banner alongside Tatum, Carolin and Peter Kiernan via their Free Association production banner, while Universal’s Senior Vice President of Production Jay Polidoro and Director of Development Lexi Barta, Lord Miller’s Will Allegra and Free Association’s Michael Parets will oversee the project for the studios.
The untitled film marks the latest project in development from Universal Pictures tapping into their classic monster library following Leigh Whannell’s highly-acclaimed The Invisible Man and its in-development sequel, as well as the David Koepp-penned The Bride of Frankenstein, Paul Feig’s Dark Army, Dexter Fletcher’s Renfield, the Robbie Thompson-penned Frankenstein, the Elizabeth Banks-starring and directed Invisible Woman, musical project Monster Mash, Karyn Kusama’s Dracula, the Ryan Gosling-pitched/starring and Whannell-helmed Wolfman and Josh Cooley’s Little Monsters.
The project also becomes the latest in development for the Oscar-winning duo set at Universal under their major first-look deal with the studio, which also includes a Miami-set comedy from Natalie Morales and Cyrina Fiallo and an untitled comedy from The Lucas Bros., while also set to helm the tentatively titled astronaut action pic Project Hail Mary at MGM with Gosling in the lead role.
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