It seems like the obvious choice that the next studio to follow Marvels lead with the ‘shared universe’ idea is the studio that pioneered the concept nearly fifty years ago. Universal. Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman have been hired to produce a series of films for Universal based on their classic monster franchises. First up is Van Helsing with The Mummy to be the second entry. It’s been ambiguous as to wether the films would be remakes or reboots or something else entirely.
In a recent interview with IGN, Orci spilled the beans… kinda.
“There’s an interesting thing that could happen at Universal where they have this amazing library of their old monsters and these kinds of heroes, and the idea of trying to create a universe. Van Helsing, and we’re also producing The Mummy for them. We’re kind of imagining updating these kinds of things. You don’t want to just make remakes when you’re doing a thing, unless it’s worthy of being a remake, but when you have an idea for something that can actually be made different and yet be true to what it was. We just had a notion of how to make it modern and have a slightly different tone. It’s not going to be just a remake.”
I’ve loved some of the films the Orci and Kurtzman have created and I’ve hated others. But I will say that I’m super jazzed about this concept. It sounds like exactly what the Universal Monsters need. And if the Creature From the Black Lagoon actually gets rebooted in the process? All the better.
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