Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan are heading the brain trust for Universal’s reboot of its classic monsters properties. Kurtzman is directing The Mummy, which will kick off the new, connected universe of films, but previous reports indicated that Universal was going for more of an action-adventure approach with the franchise instead of honoring their classic horror origins. Not so fast, says Kurtzman, who assures fans that these films will definitely have some horror to them.
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It can be difficult to wrap your mind around Limitless, a movie that semi-rebooted itself to TV, keeping the same general continuity while still having nothing “Comic-Con” about it, but a dose of NZT will make everything clear. Find out what CBS’ forthcoming Limitless TV series revealed from Comic-Con, and what we’ll see from the series this fall!
CBS’ announcement and pickup of its Limitless TV series came with the unsurprising attachment that original film star Bradley Cooper would pitch in as executive producer. Now however, we’ve learned not only that Cooper will appear in the pilot, but also that the Guardians of the Galaxy star will even recur from time to time, picking up his role from the film.
The prospect of a ‘Limitless’ TV series to follow Bradley Cooper’s 2011 “10% of your brain” thriller has been floating around for a few years now, but CBS may be the one to finally make it happen. The ‘Limitless’ follow-up has officially been given a pilot order, along with new details on how the series would tie in with the original film.
A while back, Universal announced plans to reboot their classic monsters into a new franchise of films which will all share a universe, similar to Marvel's Cinematic Universe, but, you know, with monsters. The project will be kicked off in 2016 with a reboot of 'The Mummy,' and now Universal has set a 2017 release date for the second film in their monster universe -- or Universal Monster Universe? UMU?
Throw another movie-TV reboot on the fire, albeit one we've known to be in the works for some time now. Bradley Cooper's 2011 drug thriller 'Limitless' has been given a production commitment at CBS for a TV sequel series to the film, with Cooper on board to produce with Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, and theatrical director Neil Burger on board to direct the pilot.
Despite being one half of the duo that wrote the fairly awful 'Amazing Spider-Man 2,' Alex Kurtzman has been handed the reins of the upcoming 'Venom' movie, which will be the first time he's ever directed a project of this size (his directorial debut was the Chris Pine drama 'Please Like Us'). So yeah, it's okay if you're feeling a little wary about this one. Venom is a controversial character among comic book fans, but no one wants to see another bad Spider-Man universe movie in the wake of the most recent disaster.
Seems like Universal is dead serious about their horror plans: in addition to rebooting 'The Mummy' franchise and their classic famous monsters, the studio has taken the rights to Anne Rice's 'The Vampire Chronicles' -- and yes, that means we'll likely see a new version of 'Interview with the Vampire' sometime in the near future.
We've known for a while that Universal has been planning a reboot of 'The Mummy,' but the studio has struggled to find a director for the project, which will kick off a new era of their classic monsters. Alex Kurtzman, who recently parted ways with longtime writing partner Bob Orci, and who is helping Universal bring those famous monsters back to life, has now been tapped to direct the 'Mummy' reboot.
The 'Star Trek' franchise had all kinds of ups and downs over its 50-year history -- there have been great shows and a bad shows, brilliant movies and insipid ones, memorable starship Captains and Captain Janeway. Now, however, the franchise faces its greatest threat yet. Please don't let Roberto Orci direct 'Star Trek 3.'