Universals Monsteruniversum wordt horrorfranchise



Zoals we eerder konden melden werkt Universal Pictures aan een reboot van zijn klassieke filmuniversum. Deze bestaat uit filmmonsters als Dracula, The Mummy en Frankenstein. Het universum zal gelanceerd wordt met The Mummy in 2017. Volgens Alex Kurtzman, scenarist van The Mummy reboot, zullen de films geen actie/avontuur/superheldenfilm gaan worden, maar blijven ze horrorfilms:

“I think there was some lost in translation quality to the way it was received, because I promise you there will be horror in these movies. It is our life goal to make a horror movie. The tricky part is actually how you combine horror with either adventure or suspense or action and be true to all the genres together. In some way, Mummy, dating all the way back to the Karloff movie, was the first to do that. It was the first to combine horror with — I wouldn’t say action, but certainly a lot of suspense. So it’s more about how you blend the different elements and stay true to each one, but there will definitely be horror in the monster movies…We will hopefully serve it up good and plenty.”

Volgens Kurtzman gaat het de goede kant op met het Universum: “The monster universe is coming together very very quickly, we’re very excited. There will be announcements soon. We have actually started doing a lot of design work, we’re getting scripts in, everything is feeling really really good, so I don’t want to curse it by saying too much to you, but it’s going well.”