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– by Emmanuel Gomez

If you thought a film based on the board game Battleship was weird, wait until you get a hold of this property that got picked up to make a film. According to Variety, Paramount Players has acquired the rights to film a film based on the famous toy brand Creepy Crawlers, owned by JAKKS Pacific.

Currently the plot details are unknown, but the film will somehow be based on the classic toy molds of all sorts of creepy crawlers. Neal H. Moritz will produce along with Marc Gurvitz and Toby Ascher. CEO and chairman of JAKKS will serve as executive producer. Ali Bell and Royce Reeves-Darby will be overseeing the project for Paramount Players.

The toy molds were developed originally by Mattel in the 60’s, but revitalized by ToyMax in the 90’s. For the past decade JAKKS has taken over producing the toy molds which allow kids to create Creepy People and Eeeks. Although they have also created molds for some cartoon favorites like Pokemon and Spongbob Squarepants.

With the success that Paramount has had in the past with other toy franchises like Transformers and G.I. Joe is it is no surprise that they would want to keep on bringing in other classic kid friendly properties to develop.

What are your thoughts on a Creepy Crawlers movie? Let us know in the comment section below!

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Source: Variety