Ghostbusters and A Simple Favor director Paul Feig is about to ship Universal Pictures the all-new monster film Dark Army, which Deadline claims will characteristic each new characters and iconic members of the Universal Monster library. The solely identified particulars in regards to the challenge are that Feig is about to write down and direct the endeavor, in addition to the title, although the reported connection to iconic Universal Monsters has ignited pleasure and hypothesis about what the movie might depict. The Hollywood Reporter, nonetheless, claims that the movie will not characteristic any connection to the Universal Monsters. While Universal has but to supply any official updates on their Dark Universe of deliberate monster film reboots in current months, we will count on that this movie will not be linked to that universe’s sole entry, 2017’s The Mummy.
The Universal Monsters are a few of the studio’s hottest characters, however they have not fared too nicely on the massive display screen in recent times. The first of those characters debuted in 1923 with The Hunchback of Notre Dame, nevertheless it was the ’30s and ’40s by which characters like Dracula, The Mummy, and Frankenstein’s Monster actually thrived. Subsequent years noticed the characters earn reboots, with 1992’s Dracula and 1999’s The Mummy being notable imaginings of the characters, however these movies had been a far cry from what followers noticed within the earliest incarnations of the characters.
In 2014, Dracula Untold was the primary try at bringing the Universal Monsters again into the cinematic panorama, serving as an origin story for the character. The movie failed to attach with audiences or critics, with Universal Pictures quietly transferring ahead with different reboots.
The studio tapped Tom Cruise to star in a brand new reboot of The Mummy, leaning extra closely into horror parts than the Brendan Fraser-starring movies, whereas nonetheless delivering the action-adventure tone that audiences had come to count on. Ahead of that movie’s launch, the studio introduced that the movie could be the primary entry in its Dark Universe of rebooted characters, confirming that Johnny Depp would play the Invisible Man, Javier Bardem would play Frankenstein’s Monster, and Russell Crowe would play Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
Much like Dracula Untold, The Mummy didn’t impress critics or audiences, casting doubt on the franchise’s future. Bride of Frankenstein was slated to be the following entry within the collection, which earned launch date delays earlier than it was pulled from launch fully, placing all the Dark Universe on an indefinite hiatus.
Upgrade director Leigh Whannell is presently making an replace on The Invisible Man, impressed by the Universal movies, however it is going to be a standalone movie that does not hook up with the Dark Universe.
Stay tuned for particulars on Dark Army.
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