More monster movies coming your way! The YA horror Monstrumologist series by Rick Yancey just got picked up by Warner Bros., and we're rather excited about this adaptation, mostly because it's horror.
Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros. has tapped screenwriter Jessica Postigo (The Mortal Instruments) to adapt this violet horror series for the big screen. We assume they have hopes that Monstrumologist sparks follow-up films, but that may be putting the cart before the monstrous horse. Either way, we're excited because the premise is intriguing.
Set in 1888 the story is told through the diary of Will Henry, assistant to the Monstrumologist Dr. Warthrop. It all starts when the body of a young woman and a male "Anthropophagus" are dropped off at the Monstrumologist's office. The two were found "wrapped around the other in an obscene embrace." The now deceased girl's face has been mutilated (half missing) and her throat has been shredded. After separating the two, Dr. Warthrop finds a fetus in the woman's uterus. All signs point to an Anthropolhagus infestation. And again all of these notes are taken by Will, in a medical journal/diary of sorts. So it's all a bit graphic, but fun.