Alex Kurtzman Wants To Do For 'Van Helsing' What Christopher Nolan Did For Batman

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Alex Kurtzman Wants To Do For 'Van Helsing' What Christopher Nolan Did For Batman
We’re not sure that author Bram Stoker would’ve ever imagined that the characters in his beloved novel “Dracula” would one day be considered multi-billion dollar franchise properties. Though it doesn’t just stop at the titular character – played most famously by the one and only Bela Lugosi – but also the man who was always hot on the heels of the fanged phantom; Abraham Van Helsing. It’s a character that’s been portrayed by actors like Peter Cushing, Laurence Olivier, Anthony Hopkins – and to a lesser extent, Hugh Jackman. The latter talent was behind the character in “The Mummy” director Stephen Sommers’ 2004 “Van Helsing,” a glaringly obvious attempt to line-up all of Universal Studios’ classic movie monsters for a major monster mash of a franchise. Let’s just say that Van Helsing hasn’t had any outings at the cinema since.

There’s long been talks by the
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