Witch helmer Andy Fickman to direct Monster Attack Network

Race to Witch Mountain director Andy Fickman will follow his new hit with another family adventure film, Walt Disney Studios' Monster Attack Network, to which he is attached, Variety reported.

Scott Elder and Josh Harmon have been hired to adapt the AIT/Planet Lar graphic novel, which the studio bought last summer.

The 2007 graphic novel focuses on a team of first responders who guard the citizens of Lapuatu, a Pacific island that would be a paradise except for frequent attacks by giant monsters that rise from the sea. Marc Bernardin and Adam Freeman wrote the graphic novel, illustrated by Nima Sorat.

Jason Netter is producing through his Kickstart banner. Disney views the film as a visual-effects-heavy tentpole.

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