by: Sammy Mink
Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan are revitalizing some old time monster properties for Universal Pictures. Universal is looking to dust off some of its classic movie monsters and they’ve got a lot to work with. Their monster library includes Frankenstein, Dracula, The Wolf Man, Creature of the Black Lagoon, The Invisible Man, Bride of Frankenstein and The Mummy, which they’re rebooting for a spring 2016 release. The idea here is to create a cohesive and connected series of monster films, rather than going at it piecemeal the way they have with “Van Helsing,” “The Wolfman,” and “Dracula Untold.”
Kurtzman recently separated from producing and writing partner Roberto Orci after a long and prosperous professional relationship, which includes the rebooted “Star Trek” franchise, the “Transformers” franchise, and Fox’s “Sleepy Hollow” series. They’re also both still attached to a number of upcoming projects that include “Van Helsing,” “Dumbo” and “The Mummy.” Things could get awkward…
Morgan is the writer behind much of the “Fast and the Furious” franchise, as well as “47 Ronin” and the upcoming action/adventure flick starring Arnold Schwarzenegger “The Legend of Conan.”
Any particular monsters you’re most excited to see come back to life?