Josh Cooley to Direct Live-Action ‘Little Monsters’ at Universal

Josh Cooley, the director and writer of Pixar’s “Toy Story 4,” will next direct an all-ages film called “Little Monsters” at Universal, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.“Little Monsters” will be a live-action and animation hybrid that will bring Universal’s classic monster movie characters to a new generation.

The film will be inspired by the artwork, outlines and character designs of famed concept artist Mark “Crash” McCreery, who is best known for his work on films like the original “Jurassic Park” trilogy, “Rango” and “Van Helsing.”Cooley is writing the script and will also direct.

Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman of Mandeville Films will produce.

McCreery will executive produce.Also Read: Josh Cooley to Direct Animated ‘Transformers‘ Prequel For Hasbro, eOne and ParamountPlot details are being kept under wraps.Universal has been committed to revitalizing its stable of classic monster movie characters,

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