We’ve been hearing a lot about Universal Studios’ re-launch of their classic monster brands ever since Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan took over the franchise and now we are hearing the direction they plan on going!
Let’s take a look at what Kurtzman had to say.
“Front and center right now is Chris Morgan and I working on getting ‘The Mummy’ off the ground and building up our Monster Universe,” says Kurtzman. “That’s where I’m spending my time.” So that means first up we’ll be seeing ‘The Mummy’ which we know Universal has wanted to reboot since 2012. Even though they had already lost a director or two.
“I think it’s incredibly important to all of us to start focusing on each movie, and make each movie great, rather than thinking, ‘Okay, we want to do The Avengers next,” he continues.
“If that comes along, it will come along organically. When I was a kid, going to Universal Studios, which was all I wanted to do, all the time, there was a show that was all the monsters, and I loved that show. I was obsessed with Dracula. I was obsessed with Frankenstein. I was obsessed with the Wolfman.”
“This guy used to get stretched on a rack, live and in front of the audience. It was so cool. It’s very exciting. It’s like being a kid in a candy store, getting to play with all those things again, at the very studio that birthed these monsters in the first place.”
“Most importantly, we’re really wanting to just do each one right. I think the world will come to us, if we build them correctly. Some monsters will get their own movie. Other monsters will appear in other movies, as secondary characters. The balance of that is what we’re working out right now.”
So the plan is to do world building and to not rush it. I like the little cameos that they plan on throwing in without direct crossovers right off the bat. I just wonder how exactly they plan on doing it. Will it be set in modern times and there will be news reports? Will they actually show up in the background? There are a lot of options for this. I’m looking forward to what they do with this when the first film is released in 2016.
Are you looking forward to Universal’s reboot of their classic monsters? Do you think Kurtzman will give us something amazing after reading what he’s had to say today? Share your thoughts below!
Source: Total Film