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Jon Heder seeks "Monsters"

Universal Pictures, in an apparent revitalization of their penchant for classic monsters, has acquired the rights to Nick Redfern's book "Three Men Seeking Monsters: Six Weeks in Pursuit of Werewolves, Lake Monsters, Giant Cats, Ghostly Devil Dogs, and Ape-Men" a cryptozoology endeavor that makes for a kind of "Borat" meets "X-Files" brand of entertainment.

Appropriately enough, Napoleon Dynamite himself, Jon Heder, would potentially star in the project.

In the book, UFOlogist Redfern and a couple of his pals take off in a battered camper-van across the English countryside in search for mysterious beasties--or at least entertaining accounts of them. The book has developed something of a cult following in the UK, where it was published three years ago. Presumably if this is confirmed as a vehicle for Heder, the location could change to the United States. Remembering the creepy masterpiece of "American Werewolf in London," I can only hope not.

Odds of Heder's involvement in the project are pretty substantial, after all. His Greasy Entertainment company will produce, alongside Ken Atchity of eponymous Atchity Entertainment.

Source: Variety.

Posted by on March 8, 2007 5:29 PM
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