Alex Kurtzman Heads Universal's Classic Monsters Shared Cinematic Universe

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.

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! :)
Vegeta - 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.
Abary - 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

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.
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.
Abary - 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
TheRedCondom - 7/16/2014, 2:36 PM
Its the Avengers Effect!!!

Great though! Can't wait for this!
YeezusWept - 7/16/2014, 2:36 PM
As long as the movies aren't terrible like that last Wolf Man reboot, I'm down.
HAILHYDRA - 7/16/2014, 2:36 PM
All of this pivots on how well Dracula Untold does at the box office.
Abary - 7/16/2014, 2:36 PM
Can we please get a Frankenstein movie that doesn't suck. And also, if you are going to do this, give the main characters the spotlight for once. I don't mind a movie focusing on the army dealing with the situation, but there is no way in hell I will sit through at least five 2-hour films about the army trying to kill creature. NO THANK YOU.
Odin - 7/16/2014, 2:38 PM
Sounds promesing
McGee - 7/16/2014, 2:44 PM
McGee - 7/16/2014, 2:44 PM
ALegendaryPanda - 7/16/2014, 2:45 PM
Dracula Untold does look pretty awesome!
Vegeta - 7/16/2014, 2:45 PM
I think Dracula Untold looks really good. I doubt it will be as epic as Bram Stoker's Dracula, but it looks great, nonetheless.

AlphaMasterFlex - 7/16/2014, 2:47 PM
It sounds cool but can they actually deliver and how will this turn out when you have multiple studios doing their own versions of the characters. Rated R or GTFO! Also I think Dracula Untold looks badass.
darthbatman93 - 7/16/2014, 2:52 PM
So is Dracula Untold part of this or is there going to be another Dracula film?
SaxoWolf - 7/16/2014, 2:55 PM
And is Abraham Van Helsing going to be in these movies ?
sameoldthing - 7/16/2014, 3:03 PM
First individual films for each & then...MONSTER AVENGERS!
MarkV - 7/16/2014, 3:05 PM
Ryguy88 - 7/16/2014, 3:05 PM
Who is going to be the glue to bring all these movies together? Some kind of modern day Van Helsing character?
MarkV - 7/16/2014, 3:06 PM
My prediction on the amount of movies that will take place in this "shared universe" = 1
Ryguy88 - 7/16/2014, 3:08 PM
Nail, why did you delete the troll comments? Those are fun to read sometimes!
MyloSteamwitz - 7/16/2014, 3:08 PM
Dracula = Iron Man
Wolfman = Hulk
The Mummy = Captain America
Frankenstein = Thor

ThedamnBatman - 7/16/2014, 3:09 PM
hmm this is a tricky one, hope they know what theyre doin
Ryguy88 - 7/16/2014, 3:10 PM
MarkV, if they can make these on $25-$50 million budgets they could all turn some decent profits. If the movies are actually good, people will see them. Hopefully they don't turn them into Underworld/I, Frankenstein crap.
Vegeta - 7/16/2014, 3:11 PM
I like The Wolfman (2010). I mean it could of been better, but I still think it's enjoyable.

McGee - 7/16/2014, 3:11 PM
It just occurred to me that Universal did do it before Marvel. The whole shared cinematic universe thing.

If only we could get Abbott and Costello in Age of Ultron...
Ryguy88 - 7/16/2014, 3:13 PM

Dracula = Morbius
The Wolfman = Hulk
The Mummy = Apocalypse
Frankenstein = Solomon Grundy
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