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It's one of the great suspense scenes in 50s genre cinema: a woman swims in the clear cool water of an Amazonian lagoon, blissfully unaware of the grotesque creature emerging from the depths beneath her. The score builds to a crescendo as the monster closes in, reaching out with a clawed, webbed hand...
Director Jack Arnold directed some of the best American sci-fi movies of the post-wwii era, and Creature From The Black Lagoon is perhaps his most famous. About a team of scientists investigating the fossilised remains of a strange man-fish hybrid - and discovering the thing still very much alive in the depths of the Amazon - the movie was a sizeable hit for Universal when it came out in early 1954.
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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
Universal, home of the most famous monsters in filmland, have hired a monster star for the studios' upcoming reboot of "The Mummy", part of a new 'shared monster universe' that will include 'Dracula', 'Wolfman' and a whole lot more:
Actor Tom Cruise has been confirmed for "The Mummy" reboot, opening June 9, 2017, to be directed by Alex Kurtzman, from a screenplay by Jon Spaights, set in the modern era, with a female mummy (Sofia Boutella ) as the main female lead.
Other new films, to be developed by Kurtzman include reboots of "Dracula"...
..."The Invisible Man"...
...."Phantom Of The Opera"...
....and "Creature From The Black Lagoon"...
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- Michael Stevens
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
Conflicting reports may have raised question marks over Tom Cruise’s actual involvement in Universal’s upcoming The Mummy reboot, but today the studio has secured the Mission: Impossible stalwart for the monster movie with a new release date to boot.
Previously slated to open on March 24, 2017, Alex Kurtzman’s reimagining will now loom into theaters in all of its mythic glory on June 9, 2017. That’s almost a full year after the film’s original release date of June 24, 2016, which has been shuffled around as Universal maps out the formative entries into its budding ‘Universal Monsters’ shared universe.
Working from a script produced by Prometheus‘ Jon Spaihts, word is that The Mummy of 2017 will be set in the present day, tackling the ancient Egyptian lore from a different angle entirely than the Brendan Fraser-fronted adventure flicks. Much like previous reports had suggested, Spaihts and Kurtzman have selected a female »
- Michael Briers
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