New Line has purchased David Gilcreast's comedy spec script Cryptozoologists and set it up with ContraFilm's Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson, according to Variety.

The story follows scientists who track mythical creatures such as Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster and have to deal with the sudden appearance of the creatures in San Francisco.

Gilcreast previously write the screenplay to Smooth Operator for Warner Bros.

ContraFilm recently produced The Number 23 and The Guardian.