Film Rights of Creepy Crawlers Toy Brand Lands at Paramount Players

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.

Mark McCurley
Staff Writer at Horror News Network
Since Mark was four years old he has always loved the horror genre, even when his mother would be a good parent and not let him watch such films. It was when he would sneak into the Horror section at the video store called Tommy K's that he would see all of the VHS covers of classics like Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street.

During his time as a journalism major and news staff writer at Southern CT State University, he had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing paranormal investigator Lorraine Warren before a seminar in 2009 at the Lyman Center on campus.
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