Creature From The Black Lagoon

Can you dig it? Universal Pictures has been ramping up it’s relaunch of it’s classic monsters starting with ‘The Mummy’ reboot. They have now officially called it ‘Dark Universe’. It seems pretty to clear to us that universal wants to turn monsters into tent pole franchises to battle the success of superhero’s and we love it! They released a new video teaser. Check it out!

via Deadline

“We take enormous pride in the creativity and passion that has inspired the reimagining of Universal’s iconic monsters and promise audiences we will expand this series strategically,” said Donna Langley, Chairman, Universal Pictures in a statement.  “The enterprise masterfully developed by Chris (Morgan) and Alex (Kurtzman) will allow each subsequent chapter the right time to find the perfect cast, filmmakers and vision to fulfill it.  As we launch Dark Universe with Danny’s provocative theme before The Mummy and collaborate with a brilliant filmmaker like Bill to weave the story of a very modern woman in a very classic tale, we feel confident we’re off to a tremendous start.”

“When Universal approached us with the idea of reimagining these classic characters, we recognized the responsibility of respecting their legacy while bringing them into new and modern adventures,” said Dark Universe architects Kurtzman and Morgan, who are also working with Christopher McQuarrie and David Koepp.  “The studio and our fellow creative collaborators have championed and challenged us as we’ve begun to spin the web of Dark Universe.  It’s our hope these movies will engross longtime fans and spark the imaginations of brand-new ones.”

“I’m very excited to bring a new Bride of Frankenstein to life on screen, particularly since James Whale’s original creation is still so potent,” Condon also stated.  “The Bride of Frankenstein remains the most iconic female monster in film history, and that’s a testament to Whale’s masterpiece-which endures as one of the greatest movies ever made.”


Uni also dropped a photo this morning with the stars of both imminent and future Dark Universe features, gathered for the first time: Johnny Depp as the Invisible Man, Javier Bardem as Frankenstein’s Monster, Tom Cruise as soldier of fortune Nick Morton, Sofia Boutella as The Mummy, and Russell Crowe as Dr. Henry Jekyll. It’s Jekyll’s mysterious multi-national org Prodigium that connects all titles in the Dark Universe. Prodigium’s mission is to track, study and sometimes destroy evil monsters. Prodigium works outside all governments and protects the public from knowledge of the evil that exists in society.

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source: Deadline

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