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Time after time, “Ghoulish” Gary Pullin has given horror fans new ways to look at and appreciate their favorite films through his imaginative artwork, and his new poster for George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead is no exception. Beginning September 8th, you can view Pullin's new eye-popping print in person at Below the Line 2: An Exhibition of Modern Movie Art in Hamilton, Ontario, and we have a look at some of the amazing horror movie posters that will be featured at the exhibit, including Pullin's new creation.
Below, check out our first look at Pullin's new Night of the Living Dead poster and other artwork that will be featured at Below the Line 2, which runs at the same time as Hamilton's art-centric SuperCrawl Weekend. To learn more, visit Below the Line 2's official Facebook page and read on for additional details:
"Below the Line 2: An Exhibition »
- Derek Anderson
Reports are coming in that Universal Pictures are looking in the directing of Channing Tatum for the Van Helsing remake, which will form part of their Monster’s Universe, the Dark Universe. The new comes from the direction of The Hollywood Reporter who state that the studio are moving ahead with the series of remakes, despite the soft performance of this summer’s The Mummy with Tom Cruise.
The studio are still after Angelina Jolie to play the the tile character in Bride of Frankenstein, while Johnny Depp and Javier Bardem will star as The Invisible Man and Frankenstein’s monster. Russell Crowe is playing Dr. Henry Jekyll, who appeared in The Mummy, while Dwayne Johnson is being considered to play The Wolfman. Stand-alone movies »
- Paul Heath
2005’s “Pride and Prejudice”
Everyone knows Jane Austen is a master of wit, but as a new musical suggests, she also has serious vocal chops. BroadwayWorld reports that an invitation-only musical lab called “Austen’s Pride” will be held June 19 and 20 at the 5th Avenue Theatre in New York City. The project from writer-composers Lindsay Warren Baker and Amanda Jacobs centers on Austen (Lisa O’Hare, “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder”) as she reflects on her most famous novel, “Pride and Prejudice.”
“Austen’s Pride” sees the author searching for new inspiration. “Her latest work has sold out and become a huge success, which has her publisher looking for another manuscript,” BroadwayWorld summarizes. “Jane’s sister Cassandra (Courtney Balan, ‘Falsettos’) suggests that she revisit one of her earlier manuscripts, ‘First Impressions.’ To please her sister, Jane revisits her earlier manuscript and as the characters come to life on stage, she discovers them evolving and changing alongside her. By the end of the musical, she has come to learn who she is as a writer and as a woman.” The lab will also feature Kara Lindsay (“Wicked”) as Elizabeth Bennet and Ryan Silverman (“Phantom of the Opera”) as Mr. Darcy.
“Pride and Prejudice” was first published in 1813 and traces the passionate sparring and eventual romance between Miss Lizzie Bennet and Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy. The beloved book has received dozens of screen adaptations and retellings including the 1995 miniseries toplined by Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth, Sharon Maguire’s 2001 romantic comedy “Bridget Jones’s Diary,” and the 2005 feature film starring Keira Knightley. Its most recent iteration was last year’s “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,” a supernatural-horror take on the novel toplined by “Downton Abbey’s” Lily James. A modern, Texas debutante ball-set retelling of the classic is being developed at Warner Bros.
Go to the “Austen’s Pride” website to learn more about the musical.
Jane Austen-Centric Musical Lab “Austen’s Pride” to Be Held in NYC was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »
- Rachel Montpelier
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film and TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?”, can be found at the end of this post.)
This week’s question: With “The Mummy” opening to mostly negative reviews this weekend, Universal’s attempt to kickstart its “Dark Universe” franchise is stuck in a rut. What would you do (or recommend the studio do) to make good movies out of Universal’s classic monsters?
Violet Lucca (@unbuttonmyeyes), Film Comment
The obvious response is “don’t try,” but since we’re a few years away from getting back to using original intellectual property in film, I’ll give them a few options.
- Eric Kohn
Universal’s so-called Dark Universe launches this week with the Tom Cruise-led remake of The Mummy. It’s a massive endeavor that Universal seems willing to bet their next decade worth of blockbusters on. Following this first movie in the budding mega-franchise will be remakes of Bride of Frankenstein, The Invisible Man, The Wolf-Man, Phantom of the Opera and The Hunchback of Notre Dame of all things. No matter what they intend to do with the franchise in the future, everything depends on The Mummy. It’s the proof-of-concept that will definitively convince studio executives whether or not there’s even a market for
‘The Mummy’ Might Be a Critical Flop, But It Could Be a Huge Hit Internationally »
- Brian Hadsell
As we already know, Universal plans to follow The Mummy with the likes of Bride of Frankenstein, The Invisible Man, The Wolf Man and Creature from the Black Lagoon, and has already attracted some A-list talent, including the likes of Tom Cruise, Russell Crowe, Johnny Depp and Javier Bardem.
Well, speaking to Fandom, The Mummy producer and director Alex Kurtzman has revealed that plans are also afoot for to bring Dracula, Phantom of the Opera and The Hunchback of Notre Dame into the universe, while he also offered up a few names that he’d like to see joining the franchise.
“We know we’re going to do Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, Dracula, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Phantom of the Opera, Hunchback of Notre Dame, »
- Gary Collinson
For anyone heading to the movies to watch the reboot of The Mummy, starring Tom Cruise and Russell Crowe, don't expect to see the same kind of enjoyably preposterous action-adventure Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz blessed us with in the 1999 original. Instead, the film seems more interested in setting up Universal Pictures's brand new franchise of monster movies called the "Dark Universe." An obvious answer to the highly successful Marvel Cinematic Universe (and Warner Bros.'s "MonsterVerse," to a lesser extent) the Dark Universe aims to make classic movie monsters the new superheroes. Here's what we know about the Dark Universe so far. The Movies While speaking to Fandom, Mummy director and producer Alex Kurtzman revealed the movie lineup the studio already has in the works. "We know we're going to do Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, Dracula, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Phantom of the Opera, Hunchback of Notre Dame, »
- Quinn Keaney
Director Alex Kurtzman accepts the daunting task of kickstarting Universal’s “Dark Universe” with The Mummy, and holy hexes, first impressions are not favorable. Wonky structuring and general tone mishandling never unearth a confident vision. Be it Tom Cruise’s obsession with Annabelle Wallis’ “15-second-man” comment or Sofia Boutella’s male-gaze-y mummification, reboot aesthetics gamble lax horror representation on a losing hand. Generic jumps, blurry action – at least dialogue peppers in the words “dark” and “monster” a whole bunch! You know, because we require needless reminders that the movie is “dark,” and there sure are more “monsters” on the horizon (Frankenstein, Invisible Man, Phantom of the Opera, etc.). Expect the “blackened” mainstream thrillification that genre fans so dreadfully feared – frantic yet bland, heavy CGI and one woefully mistold tale.
Mr. Cruise stars as Nick Morton, an Iraq-based sergeant who abandons post to sell “local antiquities” on the black market alongside »
- Matt Donato
One of the consequences of living in a post-Avengers world is that any blockbuster hoping to make bank in the next decade has jumped on board the shared universe bandwagon. And while this makes sense for Marvel and DC – companies whose business models for decades have been based on crossing over as many franchises as possible – not every series was meant to be more than the sum of its parts. When it comes to Universal’s cinematic universe efforts – the so-called “Dark Universe” – there’s at least historical precedent for it. The original Universal monster movies were a
- Brian Hadsell
The next great cinematic universe that Hollywood has cooked up is getting ready to set sail this weekend when The Mummy hits theaters. Building your franchise on Tom Cruise's back isn't a bad idea, but Universal has some awful lofty plans for this interconnected monster universe, which they have officially titled Dark Universe. Now, The Mummy director Alex Kurtzman has given us a window into those larger plans, which apparently includes The Hunchback of Notre Dame and The Phantom of the Opera.
Alex Kurtzman, who, in addition to directing The Mummy is producing the larger Dark Universe movies, recently spoke with Fandom in order to promote the release of the movie this weekend. While talking about some of the future plans for Dark Universe, he revealed that the Hunchback and the Phantom, two characters that had not been previously announced for this monster universe, are in the cards. Here's »
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"We know we're going to do Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, Dracula, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Phantom of the Opera, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Invisible Man," explained Kurtzman, naming Phantom of the Opera and The Hunchback of Notre Dame as »
- Graeme McMillan
As The Mummy wakes up to hit theaters, its director adds a few more monsters to the world. Plus some casting choices and possible confirmation on who he would like to see make their way to the Dark Universe.
This Friday The Mummy hits theaters and we can officially kick off what might be called The Dark Universe. The Mummy will see Tom Cruise take on Sofia Boutella in a film directed by Alex Kurtzman. It is a second reboot of the classic Universal monster film of the same name. Kurtzman recently spoke with Fandom about the universe on a whole and gave us a little bit more of an incite what other classic monsters we can expect.
Most of which we knew were coming, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (B.C.)
Author: Scott Davis
Cruise and his co-stars have been doing a big promotional tour of the globe in recent weeks, as had the film’s director Alex Kurtzman, who is also part of the producing of the newly formed Universe. As well as the new reimagined film, attentions have turned to the recently-announced franchise which has already secured the services of Cruise, Russell Crowe, Sofia Boutella and now Johnny Depp and Javier Bardem, who will play The Invisible Man and Frankenstein’s Monster respectively.
- Scott Davis
This coming weekend will see the release of the long-awaited Mummy reboot. While audiences have been anxious to see yet another interpretation of this beloved character, there’s definitely an added weight to the film in that it’s not just a way to kick off a franchise, but a way to kick off an entire universe of Universal’s iconic monsters. This universe is known as the Dark Universe, and in the announcement from Universal a few weeks back, it was confirmed that Johnny Depp and Javier Bardem would be joining as The Invisible Man and Frankenstein’s monster, respectively. However, apart from Bride of Frankenstein, what other films were they planning on making?
“We know we’re going to do Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, Dracula, Creature from the Black Lagoon, »
- Joseph Medina
Universal’s newly named Dark Universe hasn’t officially kicked off yet—the opening of The Mummy this weekend will signal that—but it keeps expanding nonetheless. In an interview with Fandom (via /Film) Alex Kurtzman, the man who is leading this effort to get people invested in the world of spooky characters, noted that in addition to the previously announced plans to make movies about the Bride Of Frankenstein, her husband, and the Invisible Man, the studio also wants to add a little Parisian flair to its lineup with the Hunchback Of Notre Dame and the Phantom Of The Opera. Alas, in these versions the tortured souls probably will not sing.
“We know we’re going to do Frankenstein, Bride Of Frankenstein, Dracula, Creature From The Black Lagoon, Phantom of the Opera, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Invisible Man,” Kurtzman told Fandom. /Film also notes that Kurtzman’s statement seems »
- Esther Zuckerman
The Mummy opens this Friday, and it’s supposed to signal the beginning of Universal’s Dark Universe franchise based around classic movie monsters. Producer and Mummy director Alex Kurtzman has been one of the guiding forces of this franchise alongside Chris Morgan (Fast & Furious), and he already has an outline of the films they want to tackle going forward. Speaking to Fandom, Kurtzman said: “We know we’re going to do Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, Dracula, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Phantom of the Opera, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Invisible Man,” he says. [caption id="attachment_641327" align="alignright" … »
- Matt Goldberg
As we all know, The Mummy hits cinemas across the planet this week, officially kicking off the so-called Universal Monsters so-called ‘Dark Universe’. Well, that film’s director Alex Kurtzman has obviously been doing the official rounds of press interviews and has been commenting on his planned universe some more. Kurtzman let on about some further additions in the future when speaking with this website.
This sounds like a huge deal for the studio and Kurtzman elaborated by saying that the characters could grow to span multiple movies, including bigger spin-offs.
“There are characters within those films that can grow and expand and maybe even spin off,” he added. “I think that digging into deep mythologies about monsters around the world is fair game for us, »
- Paul Heath
Universal has some very ambitious plans for their monster movies. That was made pretty clear the other week when they finally made the whole thing official by announcing the Dark Universe. Set to be a shared cinematic universe not too different from what we’ve seen with Marvel and DC – except that it involves monsters instead of superheroes – it all kicks off with The Mummy this month and will also include projects like The Invisible Man and Bride of Frankenstein, among many, many others.
And that’s just the start. If this thing’s successful and the films end up performing well at the box office, you can also expect to see characters like the Wolf Man, the Creature from the Black Lagoon and Van Helsing get their own movies, too. It’s all very exciting, to be sure, and even though analysts are predicting a bit of an underwhelming »
- Matt Joseph
Courtesy of Starz
The episode opens to a group of immigrants south of the border looking to make their way to the United States. The group makes a swim across a river and onto the other side. One of the immigrants, struggling to make it across, is assisted by what seems to be a Jesus-like figure. When it seems there is a holy glow behind him, they quickly learn that the glow is coming from a number of SUVs parked, facing them. Within moments, the immigrants are fired upon and killed by gun-toting, rosary bead-wearing ranchers with “Thy Kingdom Come” etched into their weapons. A moment that easily points out the hypocrisy of alleged Christians who are so willing to kill without any hesitation.
With the events of last week, we have two sets of beings hitting the road for Kentucky. Shadow and Wednesday, escaping the violet end to the »
- Anthony Esteves
Before tackling the Spider-Man trilogy, Master of Horror Sam Raimi gave the world his own unique brand of superhero storytelling with his 1990 neo-noir/horror/romance mash-up, Darkman, which paid homage to the larger-than-life characters and worlds of comic properties like Dick Tracy and Batman, as well as the tortured titular character in The Phantom of the Opera. A wildly hyperkinetic tale of revenge and loss, Darkman may not be Raimi’s most polished work, but I truly feel that given where he was at that time in his career, and the budget he had to play with, Darkman is easily one of Raimi’s most ambitious efforts (certainly right up there with the first two Evil Dead films).
One of my favorite aspects to Darkman (besides Larry Drake as the absolutely despicable crime boss Durant) has always been the film’s incredible effects, which were designed and created by Tony Gardner of Alterian, »
- Heather Wixson
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