Mad Monster Party to Get Live-action Redux

Daily Variety reports that Warner Bros. has optioned rights to the 1967 Rankin & Bass Halloween special, Mad Monster Party, from Canal Plus and is set to produce a live-action version of the animated musical.

In the stop-motion classic, horror great Boris Karloff provides the voice of Baron Von Frankenstein, a mad scientist who throws the ultimate monster mash to celebrate the naming of his successor. John Pardee and Joey Murphy, consulting producers on ABC’s Desperate Houswives, have been tapped to pen the remake, which Basil Iwanyk’s Thunder Road Prods. will co-produce.