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Universal’s reboot of The Mummy hits cinemas this summer, launching the studio’s shared universe centred around its stable of classic Monsters.
Over the next few years, we can look forward to new versions of The Invisible Man, The Wolf Man, Bride of Frankenstein and Creature from the Black Lagoon, but it won’t only be the monsters themselves taking centre stage, as Universal has also tapped screenwriters Eric Heisserer (Arrival) and Jon Spaihts (Passengers) to pen a Van Helsing reboot, based of course on the iconic vampire hunter Abraham Van Helsing from Bram Stoker’s Dracula. And, speaking to Collider, Heisserer has offered up some comments about the tone the duo are going for with their screenplay.
“I can say that my intent stepping in was to make it as scary as possible, partly because I know how to do that, and also because when you’re the »
- Gary Collinson
Last fall, Universal Studios Home Entertainment gave horror fans an early Halloween treat with their Complete Legacy Collection Blu-ray box sets for Frankenstein's monster and The Wolf Man. This spring, two more Universal Monsters will get their due, as Dracula and The Mummy are also getting the Complete Legacy Collection Blu-ray treatment.
The respective Complete Legacy Collection Blu-ray box sets for Dracula and The Mummy are scheduled for a May 16th release. Although the full list of films for each collection have not been announced, it's likely that they will contain the same films featured on the DVD versions:
Dracula Complete Legacy Collection:
The Mummy Complete Legacy Collection:
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- Derek Anderson
Welcome back to another edition of Fantasy Fridays, where two real-life best friends get to play studio execs and cast talent for upcoming projects. We sort of take the same tact as the old Wizard Magazine features where we choose our dream picks for coveted roles without necessarily being tied down to realistic options.
With the case of Universal's upcoming Cinematic Universe of Classic Monsters, we thankfully have a very wide palette to choose from since the studio has already secured some surprisingly high-profile talent. So that actually takes some of the "pie in the sky/fantasy" nature out of our picks, since it seems like they're able to get who ever they want to appear in these films.
- Mario-Francisco Robles
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