[Movies] Roberto Orci And Alex Kurtzman Talk About Creating A Universal Monster Cinematic Universe
Posted by Joseph Lee on 10.18.2013
Just like in the 1940s...
In an interview with IGN, screenwriters Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman spoke about their remakes of Van Helsing and The Mummy for Universal. Orci reveals that Universal actually has plans to create a large universe for all the Universal Monster characters. This is not only similar to what Marvel is doing now, but what Universal did with their characters in the 1940s. Dracula, The Wolf Man and Frankenstein's monster interacted several times during their original run.
Orci said: "There's an interesting thing that could happen at Universal where they have this amazing library of their old monsters and these kinds of heroes, and the idea of trying to create a universe. Van Helsing, and we're also producing The Mummy for them. We're kind of imagining updating these kinds of things. You don't want to just make remakes when you're doing a thing, unless it's worthy of being a remake, but when you have an idea for something that can actually be made different and yet be true to what it was. We just had a notion of how to make it modern and have a slightly different tone. It's not going to be just a remake."
When asked for his favorite monster, he replied: "I love Frankenstein just cause it's such a twisted, complicated monster. A monster that's not really a monster."
Universal has not confirmed any of this news, so take it with a grain of salt. As of now, Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) is in talks the Van Helsing reboot, which will star Tom Cruise. Andres Muschietti (Mama) is in talks for The Mummy.