Coming straight from Variety, the feature film rights for renown toy brand Creepy Crawlers has been acquired Paramount Players.
Plot details are currently unknown but the film will be based on the classic toy molds of all sorts of creepy and slimy critters, like scorpions, spiders and worms.
Creepy Crawlers, currently owned by JAKKS Pacific, was originally developed by Mattel in the early 1960’s. The toy line was revitalized by ToyMax in the ’90’s, which let children create their own molds again, such as the Creeple Peeple and Eeeks.
For the past decade JAKKS has re-used some of the old favorites, and moved to creating molds of favorite cartoon characters, like Spongebob Squarepants and Pokémon.
Producers on the film will be Neal H. Moritz, Marc Gurvitz and Toby Ascher. Stephen Berman, chairman and CEO of JAKKS, will act as executive producer.
Ali Bell and Royce Reeves-Darby will be overseeing production for Paramount Players.
Paramount, as a whole, in recent years has found success in taking popular toys brands like Transformers and G.I. Joe and turning them into film franchises. The studio looks to have successful results with this latest IP.