The Creepy Crawlers toys were quite popular back in the day. They had about 3 decades of life at the top. Now they seem to be preparing for another run, this time with the backup of a feature film, Variety reports.
It seems that Paramount Players has acquired the feature film rights to Creepy Crawlers. It has already tapped the producers’ team featuring names like Neal H. Moritz.
JAKKS Pacific’s CEO Stephen Berman will be the executive producer. JAKKS holds the rights for the Creepy Crawlers’ toys.
The movie will be based on the toy molds, slimy bugs and other creepy things. The Creepy Crawlers first made their debut in the 1960s by Mattel. Then in the 90s ToyMax revitalized the brand and the toys which let kids create their own molds and toys.
JAKKS has taken over for the past decade and, while re-using some of the old favorites, have progressed to creating molds of classic cartoon characters like Spongebob Squarepants and Pokemon, Variety notes.
Currently, not much is known about the plot of the movie. Moritz is known for his series like the Fast and Furious, 21 Jump Street, Goosebumps and others. Paramount on the other hand has taken a liking to toy movie franchises like the Tranformers, G.I.Joe and others. So, all of this seems like a match made in heaven along with the Creepy Crawlers.