We’ve been hearing an increasing amount of rumors and reports on Universal’s Classic Horror Monster Cinematic Universe though today is some of the first details popping up about the new take on ‘Van Helsing’. Abraham Van Helsing is known as Bram Stoker’s vampire hunter, specifically going after Dracula. He was originally a minor character who has grown into quite a bit of popularity over the years with various takes on him in everything from films to video games. With so many iterations over the years, it is hard to guess how he’ll act in the new version.
It’ll also be interested to know when the movie is slated to be released.
Thankfully we won’t completely have to wonder now as screenwriter Eric Heisserer has shared how we’ll see the famed vampire hunter acting on the big screen:
I can only say that early on, our inspiration for his behavior and his mannerisms was all in Mad Max.
George Miller’s Max Roketansky is an icon in his own right. A man with a sense of duty and purpose who has lost everything and yet still carries on to survive, even if he tries to say it is only for himself. On top of that, he has gone almost feral in some instances as his humanity has bled away. It is hard to tell if Heisserer meant the first film itself where we see the man losing everything or the series which has given us a Max that has totally gone in a different direction. I’m sure it won’t be too long until we find out if Van Helsing is a man out for revenge or who just gets dragged into the conflict with Dracula.
If he is going up against Dracula this is most likely where we’ll learn if ‘Dracula Untold’ is actually part of this bold new initiative or not.
No word as to when exactly the next ‘Van Helsing’ film will be released but we do know that ‘The Mummy‘ which is the first installment of Universal’s new cinematic universe of horror will be unwrapped on June 8th, 2017.
Are you looking forward to ‘Van Helsing’? Who do you hope will land the role of playing this character? Finally, do you think he’ll be going toe to toe with Dracula or another set of vampires entirely? Share your thoughts below!
Source: Cinema Blend
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