Universal Sets Mattel’s ‘Monster High’ for Oct. 2016 Release

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Universal Pictures has dated its “Monster High” movie for Oct. 7, 2016.

The live-action adaptation of Mattel’s Monster High doll franchise is produced by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage under their Fake Empire banner along with Craig Zadan and Neil Meron via their Storyline Entertainment shingle.

The story centers on teens finding their real identities while figuring out what to do with their secret ones at the secret academy Monster High. Schwartz and Savage are also writing the script.

It’s the second title to land on the date after Warner Bros. set Ben Affleck’s “Live by Night” for that release slot.

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  1. Nora anders says:

    Very disappointed in the movie why do they have to change what was working and get rid of characters Claude etc hope the next movie will be better. when they go and change something for the worst they will rethink what they are about to do.

  2. Danielle says:

    Ew! Whenever they make live action movies of cartoons, I always hate them due to the lack of cast that look and act like the original characters.
    Plus, they always change the character completely and make the real ones trashy dressed! :(

  3. ItsAsecret1 says:

    I hope the movie is based off the books. I was very disappointment when I first saw the animated show because it had absolutely NOTHING to do with the books whatsoever and I LOVED the books. And since the books were the VERY ORIGINAL and were created long before the animated series, It would be respectful to the author if they went by the books. Because if it weren’t for the books, there wouldn’t be an animated show or best-selling dolls.

    • Michelle says:

      Actually, the Lisi Harrison books were developed along side the doll line and animated shorts and movies, so the book aren’t what anything else is based on. In fact, the novels did somewhat poorly and while there were originally going to be six, they stopped at four due to lack of interest and the franchise moving in a different direction.

  4. z says:

    Ugh, is this movie going to be like the Lisi books? I was hoping it’d be like the diaries/episodes/animated specials in which the characters don’t have to live in secret and can just openly live together. Monster High isn’t a masquerade-type setting; don’t shoehorn it into being one.

  5. speediejoe says:

    My first thought based on the title was that it was a _Monster’s Inc_’s prequel’s prequel!

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