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Our Worst Fears Realized; They're Turning the Universal Monsters Into Superheroes

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by Jacob Hall November 14, 2014 04:24 PM
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The likes of Dracula, Frankenstein and the Wolf Man have no business aping the Marvel “shared universe” structure in the first place. They're monsters! Let them monster! Any of our well-intentioned blogging-into-the-wind was too little, too late because the head of Universal has pretty much come and out said that they're taking the horror out of their horror icons.

'The Wolf Man' is the Latest Universal Monster to Get Rebooted

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by Jacob Hall November 12, 2014 11:17 AM
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Universal is working overtime to revive its classic monster movies for the modern age; the latest classic creature to get a big screen revival is 'The Wolf Man,' a character whose legacy as a horror great trumps the fact that his last big-screen appearance was one of the biggest disasters in the studio's history.

Please Don't Turn the Universal Monsters Into Superheroes

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by Jacob Hall November 10, 2014 01:39 AM
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Few cinematic legacies are as strong as that of the Universal Monsters, whose films have spent the past 80 years aging from B-movies into genre masterpieces. These aren't just movies; they're the foundation of an entire genre, the roots of an entire cinematic language. These aren't just great movies -- they're vital components of human culture, touchstones whose reverberations can still be felt today. And Universal has no idea what to do with them.

Universal Sets Release Date for Second Monster Universe Movie, Whatever That Will Be

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by Britt Hayes November 04, 2014 05:27 PM
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?

The 'Avengers' of Horror? 'Van Helsing' Producer Talks Creating a Universe of Monsters

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by Jacob Hall October 18, 2013 11:03 AM
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Early last year, we learned that the screenwriting team of Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman were tasked with bringing 'Van Helsing' and 'The Mummy' back to the big screen for Universal Studios. And since then ... silence. But now Orci, while on the road promoting the upcoming film adaptation of 'Ender's Game' (on which he's a producer), spoke more about the projects. Turns out, it seems that what Universal is planning may be bigger than we thought.

'Dante's Inferno' Movie Enlisting the 'Evil Dead' Director as Its Guide

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by Nick Romano September 17, 2013 03:31 PM
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When you think of 'Dante's Inferno,' one commonly thinks of the epic poem from Dante Alighieri we all read in high school. However, that's not what Universal is adapting with its upcoming live-action movie. It's instead based on the video game, and this adaptation of an adaptation has just found its director.

Vin Diesel Teams Up With the 'Soldiers of the Sun' for a New Sci-Fi Franchise

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by Britt Hayes August 14, 2013 01:42 PM
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Not content to be involved with only two franchises, Vin Diesel has his sights set on another possible franchise opportunity. The actor is attached to 'Soldiers of the Sun,' an original sci-fi story that could very well lead to more sequels and more cash money for the action star.

Comic-Con 2013: 'Riddick' Panel

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by Nick Romano July 19, 2013 01:50 AM
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This is the one many of us have been waiting for ever since Vin Diesel first teased to fans that he'd be making an appearance at San Diego Comic-Con 2013. 'Riddick,' the latest installment in the 'Chronicles of Riddick' movies, hit Hall H on Friday, July 19 with its leading man, Katee Sackhoff, Dave Bautista and director David Twohy.