Universal Chairman Adam Fogelson Talks VAN HELSING Reboot, BOURNE 5 & More
In a lengthy interview, Adam Fogelson talks about Universal's upcoming projects, and what they have in mind with a sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman, Van Helsing reboot and Bourne 5. Check it out...
Despite Battleship's lackluster box office performace (it still made $302 million worldwide) in 2012, Universal had its highest-grossing year. Talking to The Hollywood Reporter about their upcoming movies and what franchises will they focus on, Universal chairman Adam Fogelson commented on Van Helsing reboot, which Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are developing, and Tom Cruise is attached to star:
"We are developing another Mummy. We are looking at rebooting Van Helsing because I think the idea for the Van Helsing story was a great way of solving the question of, "How do you make a blockbuster out of monsters?"
Fogelson also talked about The Bourne Legacy and how they will definitely make another one:
"The point of the last movie was to create a universe, a world and characters that give us a lot of freedom and flexibility in how we go forward. Yeah, the movie didn't perform the way the last one did. It also didn't cost what the last one did. It performed more along the lines of how the first one did. I absolutely see us doing more Bourne, 100 percent yes. Matt has talked about the possibility of coming back, and we totally respect that and are excited if and when he wants to have conversations. But I think the last movie gave us a big bunch of options to pursue a next chapter."
On Christmas Day this year, a big budget samurai movie will be released, titled 47 Ronin, starring Keanu Reeves. The film went through a rather long production, with a couple of delays due to reshoots and post-production. We still haven't seen anything from the film other than those early promo posters, many are wondering what to expect. Fogelson shared his thoughts on Keanu Reeves star power, and whether he will be major draw for this film:
"Keanu Reeves has been very selective over the years in the sort of big action franchises he has chosen to involve himself in. And when he's done it, he has been, on a global level, incredibly successful. We're excited that this is the one he's chosen for this part of his career and think that every time he comes back to any version of this genre, it has been remarkably consistent."
And finally, it seems that they are indeed moving forward with another Snow White and the Huntsman film:
"We're actively developing the movie right now with Kristen's character central, as well as the Huntsman role. We think that for a first movie out of the gate to do basically $400 million worldwide, there is a lot of opportunity. I don't think Rupert is pursuing the next Snow White as a directing opportunity."
For more of this interview, click the source below. So, which one of these projects are you looking forward the most? Share your thoughts below.
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