Universal Pictures to re-launch classic monster movies

Universal Pictures to re-launch classic monster movies

By Cat Coyne

Thursday 17 July 2014 at 03:16PM

Universal has already delved into its monster movie library for remakes of The Mummy, Van Helsing, The Wolfman, and the upcoming Dracula Untold. But the studio is now dedicated renewed resources and commitment to revitalize its whole monster heritage.

The studio “is in the early stages of developing a substantial new production endeavour that will expand and unify a network of classic characters and stories”, according to Deadline.com.

Universal has tapped The Amazing Spider-Man 2 producer and co-writer, Alex Kurtzman, and Fast and the Furious writer Chris Morgan to head the project, and although it’s not yet clear whether the pair will do any writing, they will soon be enlisting talent to bring new life to Universal’s library of monsters.

Meetings have reportedly already begun to “put together an interconnected slate of Monster films”, which kicks off with a reboot of The Mummy scheduled for release on April 22nd 2016.

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