Universal Sets Release Date for Second Monster Universe Movie, Whatever That Will Be
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?
According to THR, Universal has claimed April 21, 2017 for an untitled monster film. Who knows what it could be! Is it a new 'Frankenstein' movie? Is it 'The Wolf Man'? Is it another 'Dracula' movie? After 'Dracula Untold,' is there anything left to tell?
The studio has major plans to reboot their classic monsters, which also include the Invisible Man, the Bride of Frankenstein, and the Mummy. 'The Mummy' reboot will hit theaters on June 24, 2016, from director Alex Kurtzman -- Kurtzman, best known for his work over the years with former writing partner Roberto Orci, is overseeing the monsters reboot with 'Fast and Furious' franchise writer Chris Morgan, if that gives you any indication of where this franchise is headed in terms of tone.
Kurtzman is also involved in producing the film adaptations of Anne Rice's 'The Vampire Chronicles,' which were recently acquired by Universal.