‘Monster High’ Movie Official in the Works from Universal Pictures and Mattel

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Universal Pictures is diving into the world of Mattel’s Monster High, joining forces with the iconic toy brand to develop a feature film, helmed by producer Akiva Goldsman.

Debuting in 2010, the Monster High franchise revolves around the teenage offspring of famous monsters like Dracula, Frankenstein, and the Wolfman, navigating the ups and downs of high school life. This collaboration marks another milestone in Mattel’s ongoing partnership with Hollywood studios, following the blockbuster success of Barbie, which raked in $1.446 billion at the box office last year.

Mattel Films head Robbie Brenner expressed excitement about the project, highlighting Monster High’s message of embracing individuality. “Monster High helps fans discover the great beauty in being true to yourself and celebrates the unique sensibilities at the core of who we are as individuals. We’re proud to partner with Universal Pictures and the brilliant Akiva Goldsman to usher this important message to audiences worldwide,” Brenner stated.

As of now, no director or writer has been attached to the project. Goldsman, known for his Academy Award-winning work on A Beautiful Mind, brings his creative vision to the table as a prolific producer. In addition to Monster High, Goldsman is also in the process of developing a Major Matt Mason movie, with Tom Hanks set to star.

Expressing his personal connection to Monster High, Goldsman remarked, “I’ve been fascinated by Monster High since my daughters were obsessed with the dolls as kids. I’m thrilled to once again join forces with Robbie Brenner and our friends at Mattel to help bring this iconic property to life.”

Monster High has previously seen adaptations for television, airing on Nickelodeon and Paramount+. With Universal Pictures onboard, fans can anticipate an exciting cinematic journey into the world of these beloved monster teens.

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