Joe Dante Wants Some 'Monster Love'

It's been nearly eight years since the last Joe Dante film hit U.S. screens. He's had another film in the waiting since 2009 - "The Hole 3D" - but that seems to be the one film that hasn't benefitted from studios clamoring for more 3D product, as it has still not acquired a domestic distributor.

In the meantime, Dante is moving forward with pre-production on "Monster Love," an original script by Greg Pak, best known for his comic book work with such attention-grabbing titles as "Planet Hulk," "World War Hulk," and "Skaar: Son of Hulk."

Shock Till You Drop, which broke the story, also has a surprisingly descriptive synopsis, which begins with the following statement:

"A werewolf and a vampire fall in love, igniting a war between their respective communities. It's ROMEO AND JULIET with fangs."

Head over to Shock Till You Drop for a full synopsis (which makes it sound like a lot more fun than you'd expect) and promotional art.

Joe Dante is one of those directors who doesn't fully get his due. In interviews, his love of film just explodes, even from the text, and that passion and zest for filmmaking is so evident onscreen for all his films.

Even so-called "lesser efforts" like "Looney Tunes: Back in Action," his most recent film to show here in the States, are complete love letters to the movies and really do more than most films to express how much fun movies can be. If we're lucky, we won't have to wait nearly as long for the next Joe Dante flick.