The Mummy was supposed to launch Universal’s Dark Universe, but has opened to largely negative reviews and a disappointing performance at the box office. I liked it slightly more than some, but it certainly wasn’t anything special and I can’t say that I felt it needed to be made. Nevertheless, director Alex Kurtzman remains optimistic about the future of the Dark Universe in a new interview with THR, saying that:
“Variety is going to be our good friend when it comes to the evolution” of this cinematic universe. You obviously want to set a somewhat consistent tone, so that people know what to expect when you see these movies, but it would be ideal for each movie to have its own identity, which is largely going to be dependent on who is directing the films and who is starring in the films. I’m really excited to see what Bill Condon does with Bride of Frankenstein”
Does this mean that not all the films in this rather misguided attempt revive the classic Universal monsters will be drenched with CGI and follow the modern action blockbuster template? Does this mean that one or two of them could be….you know….proper horror films? One can live in hope….though considering the low quality of most of Bill Condon’s work I can’t say I’m excited to see what he does with a remake of the brilliant Bride Of Frankenstein at all.
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Condon’s take on that classic is one of several planned by Universal in its ongoing update of the monster movies of yore: “The Invisible Man,” “The Wolfman” and “The Creature from the Black Lagoon” are all forthcoming as well.
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