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Rob Cohen frustrated at 'Monster Squad' remake delays

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Rob Cohen has expressed his frustration at delays to his upcoming remake of Monster Squad.

Cohen produced the 1987 original, which was directed by Fred Dekker (Night of the Creeps) and written by Dekker and Shane Black (Lethal Weapon, Iron Man 3). Cohen will direct the remake from a script by Mark and Brian Gunn.

The film is the story of a group of kids who attempt to stop a number of classic monsters - including Dracula, the Wolf-Man and Frankenstein's monster - from gaining the power to take over the world.

In an interview with Coming Soon, Cohen said that he is desperate to start work on the project, which is being produced by Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes.

"[The original] is one of the best things I've ever produced and I wanted to direct [the remake]," he explained.

"It's sitting at Paramount. It's a great script. I've been kicking them. Michael Bay has been kicking them. They don't roll over.. I don't understand it. I'm hoping that one day we just get a call that they've finally seen the light of day."

He continued: "It happens all the time. They get onto something and they go, 'The biggest audience we can get is young males between 12 and 16. What do you have that's for young males between 12 and 16?' Somebody says, ''Monster Squad! Let's do it! Let's do Monster Squad!' It's that crazy."

Cohen is also currently working on a biopic of legendary physicist Sir Isaac Newton, which he plans to script and direct.

Watch the trailer for the original Monster Squad below:

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