The moment we all know he's coming, he's arrived. Variety reports that Universal has "presented" its idea of an interconnected universe of classic monster films (called "Dark Universe") and is starting something fresh with Invisible Man. Lead Whannell, one of the co-authors of Saw and Insidious signed to direct Invisible Man together with his regular partner Jason Blum from Blumhouse. Variety reports that this is considered the first example of a "new strategy for the universal properties of monsters by creative directors with distinctive visions of classic heroes." And although Whannell is the first name to be revealed, there is no guarantee that his movie will be the first movie to be produced as Universal, is currently making plays
So how did we get here? To repeat, before the film of Toma Cruz the Mummy even being released, several other actors were thrown as different Universal Monsters like Frankenstein and the Invisible Man for upcoming films that will all be connected, like Marvel's movie universe . However, when The Mummy failed, this strategy quickly fell on the road – although nothing was "official," this news is a major confirmation of this.
Johnny Depp was originally expected to play The Invisible Man, and although not believed to be part of this film, Variety's sources suggest that this may happen in the future. The same goes for actors such as Javier Bardem and even the character of Cruz: they could appear in future movies but not fixed. For now, the idea is to encourage individual directors to make great movies and see what happens.
"During the cinematic history, Universal's classic monsters are rediscovered through the prism of every new director who has revived these characters," Cramer, president of Universal, told Variety. "We are excited to take a more individualized approach to their return to the screen, mastered by creators who have stories that are passionate about telling them."
For this purpose, Variety also reports that "the titles will be rooted in horror, with no restrictions on budget, tone, or rating, and no expectation that they will exist as part of a shared universe." An Inner Man Near the process said that liberating the origin of the characters and their stories to different interpretations would help them turn to the modern audience. "
Which means that universal monsters are finally treated with the respect they deserve." Now hire Guillermo del Toro to shout high
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