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Dracula, Phantom and Hunchback Reboots Planned for “Dark Universe”

Kicking off with this weekend’s The Mummy, Universal’s Dark Universe is soon expanding to include confirmed follow-up films Frankenstein, The Invisible ManCreature from the Black LagoonBride of Frankenstein, and The Wolfman. But what other classic monster movies does Universal plan on giving the modern day treatment to?

During a chat with Fandom, Dark Universe creative force Alex Kurtzman (The Mummy) just revealed that new takes on Dracula, The Phantom of the Opera and The Hunchback of Notre Dame are also being planned!

Kurtzman also teased spin-offs and Dark Universe side stories that could bring non-Universal monsters into the Universal Monsters fold.

There are characters within those films that can grow and expand and maybe even spin off,” he told the site. “I think that digging into deep mythologies about monsters around the world is fair game for us, as well and connecting the monsters that we know to some surprising monsters could also be really interesting.”

He added, “I’d love to bring Michael Fassbender in, I’d love to bring Jennifer Lawrence in, I’d love to see Charlize Theron in there, Angelina Jolie…”

At its organizing principle, Dark Universe films are connected by a mysterious multi-national organization known as Prodigium. Led by the enigmatic and brilliant Dr. Henry Jekyll (Russell Crowe), Prodigium’s mission is to track, study and—when necessary—destroy evil embodied in the form of monsters in our world.




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