Universal's Monster Franchise May Have Found Its Frankenstein
While the Universal monsters may not be quite as popular as they were in decades past, the new franchise has been grabbing a lot of big Hollywood names to add gravitas, including this big star to possibly play Frankenstein.
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The Mummy Movie Just Landed Another Huge Star, Get The Details
One of the most recent the new sequels is The Mummy reboot, starring Tom Cruise. Now it appears that the film has booked another huge star for its already impressive cast.
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Tom Cruise's Mummy Movie May Pick Up Another Major Oscar Winner
One of the movies in Universal’s new monster movies series will be The Mummy reboot, led by Tom Cruise. Now there’s word that Oscar winner will be joining him on the main cast as a major character.
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Tom Cruise's The Mummy May Have Found Its Female Lead
Among the various franchises that studios are currently building into “universes” sit some of the most classic movie monsters ever. Universal seems to be moving forward very quickly with the reboot of The Mummy as they just signed the new female lead.
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When Tom Cruise's Mummy Reboot Will Actually Happen
Tom Cruise has battled aliens multiple times, sucked blood as a vampire, and even belted out rock anthems onscreen. He’s helping to bring one of Universal’s horror classics back to the big screen, and now we know when we’ll see it for ourselves.
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Tom Cruise May Front A Universal Monster Movie
Tom Cruise has played countless iconic characters in his career as one of the biggest movie stars in the world, but now he may tackle one of the most legendary movie monsters of all.
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The Mummy Reboot May Make A Major Change To The Classic Horror Character
Universal's reboot of The Mummy is going to make a big alteration to the character, by turning him into a woman.
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How Universal's Monster-Movie Shared Universe Will Differ From Marvel's Superhero World
With the success of Marvel's Cinematic Universe, many studios are creating their own shared worlds. Universal plans to do the same with their upcoming slate of monster movies, but here's how their plan differs from the Marvel roadmap.
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Universal Is Delaying A Ton Of Its Anticipated Titles For Some Reason
While Warner Bros. and Disney’s Marvel Studios continue expanding their shared cinematic worlds, Universal is pushing back theirs. Following the release date announcements for Fast and Furious 8 and the two Fifty Shades of Grey sequels, the studio has rescheduled the start of its monster movie-verse by nine months.
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Universal's Monster Universe: What We Know So Far
The earliest seeds of this shared monster universe have been laid. Let’s take a moment to run through everything that we know about the creatures at the forefront of the movement – and the creators who will attempt to bring them back from the cinematic dead.
The Mummy Reboot Is Still Happening And Alex Kurtzman Will Direct
There seems to be some disagreement as to what angle the film will pursue. Originally the talk was centered on bringing the character and the legend back to its roots. But when Muschetti pitched a more horror-specific angle, suddenly Universal opted for a more family-friendly “four-quadrant blockbuster” angle.
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The Universal Monsters Are Getting Their Own Cinematic Universe
Universal is ready to make a hard push with their lineup of classic monsters - Frankenstein, Dracula, The Wolf Man, Creature Of The Black Lagoon, The Invisible Man, Bride Of Frankenstein, and The Mummy - and are planning a series of films that will all be linked together within a cohesive world. Shepherding this experiment will be Chris Morgan and Alex Kurtzman, which isn't a big surprise if you know the two writer's backgrounds.
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The Mummy Reboot Loses Another Director
After director Len Wiseman dropped the project because of schedule that was too busy, Universal Pictures' reboot of The Mummy franchise seemed to be back on track when the production hired Mama filmmaker Andres Muschietti. Unfortunately for the studio, it now looks like things are once again going back to square one, as Muschietti has decided to drop off the film.
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Warcraft Delayed To 2016 And The Mummy Reboot Given A Release Date
In the ever-growing trend of setting distant theatrical release dates only to change them several times along the way, Universal has updated its upcoming schedule, and its biggest move best reflects how the studio feels about Star Wars: Episode VII nabbing the December 18, 2015. Duncan Jones’ upcoming big budget video game adaptation Warcraft has been pushed from that pre-Christmas date back to March 11, 2016.
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Roberto Orci Trying To 'Create A Universe' With Universal Monster Movie Reboots
Of course, The Mummy and Van Helsing (who originates from the story of Dracula) are only two potential movies that could come out of Universal's library of monsters. The studio's other classics include Frankenstein, The Phantom of the Opera, The Invisible Man, The Creature From The Black Lagoon, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and The Wolf Man.
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Mama Director To Take Over The Mummy Reboot
Few details are currently known about the film, which is being produced by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Sean Daniel, but according sources Jon Spaihts' script tells the legend of the Mummy in modern times. This will differentiate it from all of the previous titles in the franchise, which were all set back in the 1920s.
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Len Wiseman Won't Be Directing The Mummy Reboot After All
The project has been seen as Universal hitting the restart button on The Mummy trilogy that starred Brendan Fraiser and produced three fairly successful box office hits (grossing nearly $460 million domestically all together), but apparently the film will be going a much different route than the last three movies did.
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The Mummy Reboot Now Has Two Writers Straining To Make It Happen
Vulture's insider suggests that the two writers will eventually wind up working together to bang out a workable version of the script, with one of them as a "structure and body man" and one as a "character and dialogue man"-- which sounds like a nightmarish way to work together, but who knows
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Len Wiseman Wants To Make A Modern-Day Mummy Movie
The last attempts, as you no doubt remember, were credited to director Stephen Sommers, with Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz in the leads. But Wiseman already has figured out one way to distance his property from the Mummy movies of the past.
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Len Wiseman Looking To Direct The Mummy Reboot
Only a little more than a month after the release of his version of Total Recall, Len Wiseman is getting ready to get back into the reboot/remake game. The filmmaker is reportedly now in talks with Universal Pictures to direct The Mummy, the studio's attempt to restart the massively successful adventure franchise that began in 1999.
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