We recently reported that Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman had been hired to pen the script for The Amazing Spider-Man 3 and both were working on Star Trek 3 and reboots of The Mummy and Van Helsing. Clearly they have no problem getting the big blockbusters!!
According to IGN, the duo could be doing something very Marvel-like with the Universal monster universe and they’ve got big plans. In a recent interview with IGN, Orci said this:
“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.”
It doesn’t really give much away and nothing has been confirmed by Universal as of yet, but it would be kind of cool to have a monster universe similar to what Joss Whedon has done with the Avengers and it would be the first time we would have seen all the classic monsters all in one place since The Monster Squad!!
Watch this space for more information as it comes.