A classic monsters cinematic universe is on the horizon
Two people with more hit-or-miss films on their plate than Stephen Sommers (“The Mummy”) are going to be responsible for bringing a new cinematic universe to the big screen.
Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman (writers of the “Transformers” franchise) are developing remakes of “Van Helsing” and “The Mummy” for Universal, but they have plans to start tying these films together instead of remaking separate franchises.
In an interview with IGN Orci said, “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.”
Thanks to Marvel, and how great they are doing things, we should expect to see this happen more and more often with huge properties at big studios, but I just wish these mediocre hacks weren’t going to be front-lining this one.
I love this concept, but these two are going to cheese things up with attractive (but talent-less) women, and ridiculously predictable plot points.