Shane Black Ponders A “Monster Squad” Sequel

Next year sees the 30th anniversary of beloved spooky family classic “The Monster Squad,” a film that Fred Dekker directed and co-wrote with the legendary Shane Black.

Black was recently interviewed by IGN and talked touched upon the 1987 original and if he was still pursuing a remake idea he’s previously discussed, or if there were direct sequel possibilities. Turns out there might be both as he explains:

“It would be interesting to have two movies – one The Monster Squad, and one The Monster Squad and they’re 30 years apart and so are the kids; the characters have aged. As long as people understood that’s what we’re doing, I think that could be fun. That’s a good idea!”

Black cited Stephen King’s “It” as an inspiration, the sequel would follow the members of “The Monster Squad” who are now all grown up and must return to their home town to fight evil.

Black’s most recent film, “The Nice Guys,” is currently available on Digital HD and will be on Blu-ray and DVD next Tuesday. His next immediate project is the new “Predator” film which is due out in early 2018.