According to The Hollywood Reporter, new writer Sam Esmail will be adapting The Ghouly Boys for Mandate Pictures.

Based on a graphic novel, Mandate snapped up film rights in 2006. The novel series follows a bunch of monsters who nobody likes and how they try and fit in.

Esmail's script looks at two friends who have an adventure based on their pasts.

The series is written and drawn by Christopher Higginson. It was originally published in 2004 by Slave Labor Graphic.