Alex Kurtzman Heads Universal's Classic Monsters Shared Cinematic Universe

According to Deadline, Universal hired Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan to oversee interconnected stories for their classic movie monsters: Frankenstein, Dracula, The Wolf Man, Creature Of The Black Lagoon, The Invisible Man, Bride Of Frankenstein, and The Mummy.

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By nailbiter111 - 7/16/2014
Today, Deadline is reporting that Universal has selected Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan will be in charge of creating a shared cinematic universe for their classic movie monsters: Frankenstein, Dracula, The Wolf Man, Creature Of The Black Lagoon, The Invisible Man, Bride Of Frankenstein, and The Mummy. Kurtzman is best known for collaborating with Roberto Orci on screenplays/stories for Michael Bay'sTransformers films, J.J. Abrams' Star Trek films and Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man films. While Chris Morgan has written five of The Fast & Furious films.

For a long stretch Universal let their classic movie monsters collect dust, but in the past few decades they've attempted to reboot those franchises with films like: The Mummy, Van Helsing, The Wolfman, and the upcoming Dracula Untold. Now Kurtzman and Morgan will nurture a cinematic universe that will connect all of the monsters in their stable.

"They’ve begun the meetings to put together an interconnected slate of Monster films, and the first will be a reboot of The Mummy, which will be released April 22, 2016. Part of their duty will be to work closely with production, marketing, promotions and consumer product to support the revival. They will also reevaluate projects which have preexisting attachments, and bring it under one cohesive strategy." - Deadline

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ALegendaryPanda - 7/16/2014, 2:21 PM
Okay THAT is awesome!
Brainiac13 - 7/16/2014, 2:22 PM

Love the old made me happy! :)
MrMartinMarvel - 7/16/2014, 2:22 PM
It's about time!
BatManiac - 7/16/2014, 2:23 PM
Great news! I love me some Dracula, Frankenstein & Wolf Man.

I was actually thinking about this today. Hopefully it all works out.
TheAbaryMan369 - 7/16/2014, 2:24 PM
I remember hearing rumors about this not too long ago.
Brainiac13 - 7/16/2014, 2:24 PM
I got the whole lot of DVD & VHS.
Pasto - 7/16/2014, 2:25 PM
Once my father hears about 'Creature of The Black Lagoon' he's going to shit a brick.
ALmazing - 7/16/2014, 2:26 PM
This could be interesting

nailbiter111 - 7/16/2014, 2:27 PM
can i finish the [frick]ing article? geez, the amount of trolls is ridiculous. stfu.
Brainiac13 - 7/16/2014, 2:27 PM

Creature from of The Black Lagoon is one of my favorites.
gamecreatorjj - 7/16/2014, 2:28 PM
I've been hoping for this. Do Dracula, Wolfman, and Frankenstien, then bring them all togther for "House of Frankenstien."
JamesMan - 7/16/2014, 2:29 PM
This'll be interesting. I enjoy the classic Universal monsters but like always I'll be most excited to see another Wolf-Man/Werewolf film.
nailbiter111 - 7/16/2014, 2:30 PM
HAILHYDRA - Seriously, shut the [frick] up. Go troll somewhere else.
Nick56 - 7/16/2014, 2:31 PM
What about Dracula Untold? Isn't that Universal, so does that mean it'll be connected?

Really looking forward to seeing a new Creature form the Black lagoon.
HAILHYDRA - 7/16/2014, 2:31 PM
And besides, I'll believe it when I see it. A lot of companies talk about linking their properties together, (cough cough FOX), but have never delivered. The fact is, it's harder than it sounds because writers and directors don't like being told what to do by executives and movies just end up stepping on each other or not being related at all. Only one studio has done it well so far, but it would be cool to see someone else do what Marvel has done.
ALegendaryPanda - 7/16/2014, 2:31 PM
Monster Cinematic Universe

I love it!
Pasto - 7/16/2014, 2:31 PM
I was raised on creature features, so I am all behind 'Creature of The Black lagoon'. Hell, I wouldn't mind a 'Young Frankenstein' remake either.
MrBlackjack - 7/16/2014, 2:33 PM
I love the idea of having these characters and mythos connected together (*wink* *wink*), this'll be interesting.
TheAbaryMan369 - 7/16/2014, 2:34 PM
I'd laugh if they announced I, Frankenstein was part of this. LMFAO that film sucked.
Brainiac13 - 7/16/2014, 2:35 PM