Universal to Unearth the Classic Monsters

Written by Martin Unsworth Thursday, 17 July 2014

Movie News

Universal Pictures have announced they will be bringing back the 'good old monsters' of the Golden Age of horror cinema, and weaving them into a collective universe, a la Marvel.

The term Universal Monsters has gone into the lexicon of cinema to define the studio's films of the thirties to fifties.

Hot properties Alex Kurtzman (TRANSFORMERS, STAR TREK) and Chris Morgan (THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS) have been tasked with presenting the classic characters such as The Wolfman, Frankenstein's Monster, Dracula, The Mummy and The Creature from the Black Lagoon for a modern age.

THE MUMMY is the first planned production, with a release date of April 22nd, 2016 already pencilled in. The idea would be to build a franchise of monster flicks, with interconnectivity, which gives it more scope for the classic team-ups of yesteryear such as FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLFMAN.

With the last few attempts to revive the properties have gone down like a vampire at a blood bank (the less said about VAN HELSING and THE WOLFMAN the better) we can only hope that this time they get it right.

What do you think? Should they let sleeping monsters lie?

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