The first trailer for The Mummy hit the internet last night, and it left us with a lot of questions about Alex Kurtzman’s new action-horror flick, such as: Has Tom Cruise always shouted “whoa!” like an early ’90s teen TV character, or are we just now noticing it? (It’s delightful, by the way.) Is Kurtzman a fan of Queen of the Damned? (This seems implied by Sofia Boutella’s titular villain, but ya never know.) And chiefly — inspired by the brief cameo from Russell Crowe’s Dr. Jekyll — how will Kurtzman’s film pave the way for his larger monster movie universe?
Just yesterday we learned that Russell Crowe is in talks to play Dr. Jekyll opposite Tom Cruise in The Mummy, and while Universal has yet to confirm that casting, they have released the first official synopsis for the reboot. The plot description makes some hefty promises for Alex Kurtzman’s directorial debut, which is meant to kickstart a new shared universe of action-packed horror movies based on the studio’s classic monsters.
Over the last couple of years, we’ve heard a lot about Universal’s plans for a new shared universe of movies based on their classic monsters, and yet only one of those films — The Mummy, starring Tom Cruise — is currently in production. The studio has plans for a few more horror reboots from the creative team of Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan, and it looks like one of those movies has a release date — but which one?
After a few delays, Universal is preparing to kickstart their new shared universe of classic monster reboots. The franchise will begin in 2017 with The Mummy, and casting has been ramping up, with Tom Cruise recently confirmed to headline Alex Kurtzman’s directorial debut. Annabelle Wallis, star of Peaky Blinders and Conjuring spin-off Annabelle, is in talks to join Cruise in the cast of the modern day action-horror flick, in which she’ll play a scientist who will presumably have a lot of ’splaining to do.
Universal is kicking off their rebooted monster universe in 2017 with The Mummy, with plans to redo classics like The Wolf Man, Bride of Frankenstein and The Creature From the Black Lagoon. While the studio’s mysterious strategy is still taking shape, they’ve lined up a major star to join Tom Cruise in their new shared monsters universe, casting Johnny Depp in their reboot of The Invisible Man.
Just 16 years after The Mummy Returns, The Mummy returns.
It’s been a while since we had an update on Universal’s shared universe reboot of their classic monster characters, set to kick off with Alex Kurtzman’s redo of The Mummy in 2017. In addition to tackling famous monsters like The Wolfman and Dracula, the new cinematic universe also somewhat bizarrely includes a Van Helsing reboot, which has just tapped a pair of writers with sufficient experience in horror and sci-fi.
Star Trek fans ecstatic by yesterday’s announcement of a new 2017 TV series may have found excitement tempered by CBS’ revelation that the newest iteration would arrive exclusive to CBS All-Access streaming platform, rather than TV itself. Now, CBS boss Les Moonves explains the thinking, as well as some accessible changes to the service before its 2017 launch.
Whispers of a new Star Trek TV series heralding the franchise’s return to the small screen have floated about for several years now, and have at last have been confirmed. Alex Kurtzman will spearhead a new TV Trek series to debut on CBS All-Access (that’s right, streaming) in January 2017.
A new report suggests that the studio has considered going in an exciting new direction with their planned reboot of The Mummy. Specifically, this mummy might be a mommy!