Well I never saw this one coming, but then Universal don’t really know what to do with this monster revival they’re trying to get off the ground, so I guess they’re up for trying anything. ‘Deadline’ reports that none other than Paul Feig – yes, the Bridesmaids and Ghostbusters remake guy – will write Dark Army, which will see monsters from the classic Universal library tangle with original characters created by Feig. Shades of The Monster Squad and the Abbot And Costello Meet movies maybe?
The state of Universal’s plans for their classic monsters is quite a curious question at the moment. The studio has struggled with giving their iconic horror characters new life in recent years, first with 2014’s Dracula Untold and again with 2017’s The Mummy, which was intended to launch the ‘Dark Universe’ , but the Tom Cruise-led blockbuster under-performing led the studio to have a rethink.
I’ve said before that I can’t stand Feig’s movies [okay, A Simple Favour was okay but then he didn’t write that] so you no doubt know where I stand regarding Dark Army. But I do have a good feeling about Leigh Whannell‘s The Invisible Man, which is a Blumhouse co-production, so I’ll just focus on that while Feig is busy ruining something again.