13 November 2013 3:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage will write and produce the live-action adaptation of Mattel’s Monster High franchise for Universal Pictures.

Plot details are unknown, except that the film will be based on the doll franchise, popular with teen and tween girls, that centers on the perfectly imperfect teenage children of the world’s most famous monsters.

Schwartz and Savage will produce under their Fake Empire banner alongside Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who brought the project to the studio. Mattel’s Playground Productions is executive producing.

Universal’s VP of production Maradith Frenkel and creative executive Chloe Yellin will oversee the project for the studio.

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Schwartz, Savage and the studio already have a good relationship. They recently worked together on the romantic drama “Endless Love,” which bows Valentines Day weekend.

Schwartz and Savage are repped by Wme attorney Joel McKuin, »


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