Hold everything! Where's the blue monkey in Spectrafilm's "Blue Monkey?"
Actor Steve Railsback told us the original title was "Green Monkey." But: "While we were making it, there was a report that the AIDS virus might have originated from African green monkeys and the producers decided to change the name."
Okay, so where's the blue monkey? The horrifying creature in the movie we saw is a weird, gigantic insect .
Screenwriter George Goldsmith's explanation: About three years ago, producer Sandy Howard asked him to write a thriller on the premise of an alien quarantined in a hospital. The first draft featured a teacher serving as a civilian observer on a space-shuttle mission who brings back a deadly larva. Which grows into something resembling a monkey that's mistaken for a hospital lab animal. Or something like that.