Universal treks with 'Monsters'
EmptyUniversal Pictures has found "Three Men Seeking Monsters," a cryptozoological travelogue by Nick Redfern. Jon, Doug and Dan Heder are producing through their Universal-based Greasy Entertainment as is Ken Atchity via his Atchity Entertainment International.
Published in 2004 by Paraview, "Three Men Seeking Monsters: Six Weeks in Pursuit of Werewolves, Lake Monsters, Giant Cats, Ghostly Devil Dogs, and Ape-Men" tells how the author, a baldheaded punker, and his two friends — a goth herpetologist who dresses like a pirate and a 6-foot-6-inch, 400-pound behemoth who wears a Sherlock Holmes cap — set off on a six-week, alcohol-infused road trip investigating monster myths around Great Britain.
Scott Bernstein is overseeing for Universal.
AEI's Chi-li Wong will act as executive producer, while Mike Kuciak, who found the book for Atchity, will be co-producer.
AEI has a slew of adventure-themed projects set up around town, including "Demon Keeper" at Fox 2000; "Ripley's Believe It or Not" at Paramount, with Jim Carrey attached to star and Tim Burton attached to direct; and "Meg" at New Line.
Greasy is developing "Mr. Machine," a high-concept family comedy it is producing with Imagine.