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Tim Burton and Disney have a long-standing relationship. He was, after all, notoriously fired by Disney while making the 1984 black & white short Frankenweenie, which would later become a feature-length Stop-Motion adventure for the studio. Before that, he worked as an uncredited animator on the 1981 classic The Fox and the Hound and the live-action 1982 sci-fi cult classic Tron. He has since reunited with the studio to direct the live-action blockbuster smash hit Alice in Wonderland in 2010. And in 2018, he will bestow the world with his live-action/CGI adaptation of Dumbo. But now, one enterprising artist as set out to discover what 10 classic Disney animated movies may have looked like with Tim Burton steering the wheel.
Andrew Tarusov, an artist and animator from Moscow, has designed a special set of movie posters. These ten images even include Dumbo as they set out to reimagine and recreate some of the greatest animated movies of all time. »
It was rumoured last year that Tom Cruise was in talks with Universal to star in their upcoming reboot of The Mummy, which is set to kick-start their Classic Monsters Shared Universe. Well, now it’s official.
Variety are reporting that Cruise has signed on for the picture, but will not serve as a producer as originally rumoured. However the outlet notes that he will play a major part in the movie’s development, and presumably the development of the future movies of the Shared Universe.
Directed by Alex Kurtzman (The Amazing Spider-Man 2), The Mummy was set to be released in May 2017, but this has now been pushed back to June 9th, 2017. The script has been written by Jon Spaihts (Doctor Strange). No details are known about it yet apart from that its »
- Luke Owen
The Universal classic monsters movie universe looks like it’ll begin in 2017 now, with the confirmation that the reboot of The Mummy has its release date. The movie is set for release on June 9th 2017, and it’s set to introduce a collection of films that will bring Dracula, the Bride Of Frankenstein, Van Helsing and The Invisible Man back to our screens.
What’s more, those Tom Cruise rumours have turned out to be true.
Cruise will indeed be starring in the new movie, alongside Kingsman: The Secret Service’s Sofia Boutella. The exact roles for each haven’t been confirmed yet, though. Boutella is expected to play The Mummy, though.
Last month, we reported that Universal Pictures had entered talks with both Tom Cruise and Sofia Boutella to star in their long-awaited Untitled Mummy Reboot. Today we have a new report from Variety, which reveals that both Tom Cruise and Sofia Boutella have officially signed on, with Universal Pictures also setting a new release date of June 9, 2017, pushing it up three months from March 24, 2017. This upcoming adventure will now go up against Paramount's World War Z 2 and Lionsgate's The Divergent Series: Ascendant, while it would have only faced Lionsgate's Power Rangers in its old March 24, 2017 date.
No plot details have been confirmed yet, but the movie is set in present day, marking the first full adventure in Universal's shared monster universe. It was confirmed in 2014 that Dracula Untold's end credit scene, where Luke Evans' title character was seen in present day, serves as a prologue to the entire series, »
According to Collider, Cruise will indeed star in The Mummy along with Boutella, who made quite an impression as the slice-and-dice killer Gazelle in Kingsman: The Secret Service. Neither of their roles have been revealed, but it's believed that Boutella will play The Mummy, with Cruise rumored to portray an ex-Navy Seal.
Originally slated to come out on March 24th, 2017, The Mummy is now set to hit theaters on June 9th, 2017—the same release date as World War Z 2.
Set to be directed by Alex Kurtzman from a screenplay by Jon Spaihts (Doctor Strange, Prometheus), The Mummy will be the first of several new Universal Monster movies, with the studio having the ultimate goal of creating a shared cinematic universe including Wolf Man, Dracula, Van Helsing, the Bride of Frankenstein, »
- Derek Anderson
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