Mitchell Helming "Monster Squad"

By Garth Franklin Monday October 19th 2009 04:35AM

Mike Mitchell ("Sky High," "Surviving Christmas") is set to direct the supernatural action comedy "Monster Squad" for Warner Bros. Pictures says the trades.

Despite the title, this is not a remake of the classic 1987 family film but the new name for Brian Lynch's 2000 spec script "Nightcrawlers".

Brad Copeland ("Yogi Bear") penned the most recent draft which centers on a neurotic father who must turn to a childhood tormentor to face his lifelong fear of the dark and the monsters who have haunted him.

Filming kicks off next Summer. Chris Bender, J.C. Spink, Jonathan Shestack and Donald De Line are producing.