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Alex Kurtzman Is So Delusional Saying Four More 'Dark Universe' Movies Even When the First Isn't Even Out Yet!

Written by Zechs on Tuesday, June 06 2017 and posted in News with Benefits

Alex Kurtzman Is So Delusional Saying Four More 'Dark Universe' Movies Even When the First Isn't Even Out Yet!

The mind behind Universal's "Dark Universe" says besides the other films revealed that there are TWO MORE! Even when the first film of this franchise isn't even out yet.



Back in the old days of film, Universal dominated with their horror brand of monsters. They were the first franchise to have a "linked" universe of films all tied together (for the most part). With so many doing this sort of thing nowadays with superheroes, kaiju, and racing films it isn't surprising at all that Universal is dusting off the original fellas who started this. 

The thing is though, the first "attempt" at this in Dracula: Untold kind of blew up in their faces. Now we have The Mummy (which is not to be confused with the original 1932 version with iconic Boris Karloff or the 1999 version with Brendan Fraser, which everything about this new remake I just can't help but see allusions to it all over. Just without plucky adventurer character, Brendan Fraser brought to hold the anchor to it all) coming out this Friday. Yeah, that's right. The intro to this franchise come's out later this week. Sprang upon you, didn't it?!  After that, we're getting a heap of remake horror with the Bride of Frankenstein (with Javier Barden as the Monster), and the Invisible Man (with Johnny Depp in the titular role). Along with stuff still in the pipeline: Van Hellsing, the Wolfman, and the Creature from the Black Lagoon

Well, the director/producer for that Mummy movie Alex Kurtzman during a press junket threw out two more films for the franchise (cause why not?!):

We know we're going to do Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, Dracula, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Phantom of the Opera, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Invisible Man.

Wait, what? When were these four other films in bold just randomly announced by him? I mean I get that these films are also key to the Universal Horror franchise. Though you young folk may think of Disney animated film or Andrew Llyod Weber with the Hunchback of Notre Dame and the Phantom of the Opera. But, Universal was the first to do two iconic films in the early 20s starring the man of a thousand faces Lon Chaney

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Now to be fair, there have been numerous remakes of both properties (I still adore the 1989 Phantom starring Robert England). And it would make sense to see these films remade since they have iconic atmospheres. 

But, this franchise tripped before with Dracula Untold, and it looks like the Mummy isn't going to excite filmgoers that much either. So Kurtzmann is very delusional or very much thinks they've got a winner here. 

We'll know this Friday when the Mummy opens in theaters. If not there's always the fallback to just release this classic back in theaters (it's beloved and has four iconic Universal Horror monsters in it):

 





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Zechs is the lord and master of The Toy Shed, Moment of the Week, and Durnkin Reveewz. He's also the official whuppin boy at the Outhouse. So he'll get stuck seeing stuff that no mere mortal should ever see. If there's any greater quality to Zechs, it's that he's an avid fan of comic book characters and would defend them to the bitter end against the companies that use them wrongly. He's also brutally honest. Zechs walks the lonely path in Chicagoland area.

 


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