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Re: Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe

Postby The One and Only » Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:06 pm

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Dracula is now already a woman on the Sci-Fi Channel show VAN HELSING played by Tricia Helfer. Actually, I always thought the Dark Universe could've done a new take on She-Wolf Of London.
Anywho, one fan came up with a cool little fan trailer for the DARK UNIVERSE. Had it been made in the Nineties....
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Re: Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe

Postby eabaker » Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:08 pm

The One and Only wrote: Actually, I always thought the Dark Universe could've done a new take on She-Wolf Of London.


Are you talking about the terrible movie, or the outstanding TV series?
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Re: Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe

Postby The One and Only » Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:19 pm

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The One and Only wrote: Actually, I always thought the Dark Universe could've done a new take on She-Wolf Of London.


Are you talking about the terrible movie, or the outstanding TV series?

Both actually. Was aware of the show, but didn't catch it until the late Nineties when it aired on the Sci-Fi Channel on Thriller Fridays. Fun show, in some ways it seemed to be with Randy and the Professor's student/teacher relationship, was a bit of a fore runner to the Giles/Buffy dynamic on BUFFY:The Vampire Slayer. Have yet to see the 1946 flick as of yet.
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Re: Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe

Postby SonOfGorgo » Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:40 am

I wonder how they would do Jaws, Cat People, and The Thing.
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Postby SoggyNoodles2016 » Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:53 am

SonOfGorgo wrote:I wonder how they would do Jaws, Cat People, and The Thing.


Jaws, never happen. It's too iconic for even the grubbiest CEO to touch.

The Thing, I wouldn't WANT them to touch, and I don't think they will, but they might

Cat People would DEF go all in on the sexual subtext.
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Re: Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe

Postby Vakanai » Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:01 pm

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SonOfGorgo wrote:I wonder how they would do Jaws, Cat People, and The Thing.


Jaws, never happen. It's too iconic for even the grubbiest CEO to touch.

The Thing, I wouldn't WANT them to touch, and I don't think they will, but they might

Cat People would DEF go all in on the sexual subtext.

Eh, they already touched Jaws quite a bit with that string of sequels.
Besides, there's so many shark movies these days I don't think a Jaws remake would really stand out from the crowd all that much. Hell, if Jaws had been released now-a-days it'd probably be quickly forgotten. It was lucky to come out when it did.

They already did a remake of Thing. I mean, we all like to claim it doesn't exist, but it does.

I think there was an 80s remake of Cat People too...
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Postby _JNavs_ » Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:27 pm

The Thing prequel was a good film. Bad CG, but it's a solid film.

Really evokes Carpenter's thriller vibe but fails to capture the suspense part.
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Postby Vakanai » Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:49 pm

_JNavs_ wrote:The Thing prequel was a good film. Bad CG, but it's a solid film.

Really evokes Carpenter's thriller vibe but fails to capture the suspense part.

Was it supposed to be a prequel? I only bothered watching it the one time but I'm pretty sure it was meant as a remake. Least that was the sense I got out of it.

And blasphemy, but my favorite Thing movie was the original black and white The Thing from Another World.
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Postby XxComablack1937xX » Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:19 pm

SonOfGorgo wrote:I wonder how they would do Jaws, Cat People, and The Thing.



Jaws will never be touched, aside from the fact that it's such an iconic piece of cinema there isn't anything you can really do to improve it. The Shark still looks fine in most shots, atmosphere and score are flawless and the cast and characters play off each other perfectly.

Second Jaws is not franchise material, With all the facts and knowledge we have are sharks now.. You might be to pull a 1 off on a rogue shark that got to large and started preying on humans. After that it basically becomes as ridiculous as the other 3 sequels went. Jaws is one of those films that is a perfect example of lighting in a bottle.... Not it's sequels, Deep Blue Sea, The Reef, The Shallows or The Meg with all there budget and updated technology have come close.


The Thing Prequel was RUINED by the studio, you should check out all the behind the scenes on that film with the puppets and animatronic's which were beautiful and already made for the film. Then the studio demanded they all were to be CGI and you can tell the CGI isn't polished, it was rushed and a lot of it had to be reshot. Had the studio let the filmmakers do the film the way they wanted it would have turned out a much better film.

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Postby SoggyNoodles2016 » Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:29 pm

Vakanai wrote:
_JNavs_ wrote:The Thing prequel was a good film. Bad CG, but it's a solid film.

Really evokes Carpenter's thriller vibe but fails to capture the suspense part.

Was it supposed to be a prequel? I only bothered watching it the one time but I'm pretty sure it was meant as a remake. Least that was the sense I got out of it.

And blasphemy, but my favorite Thing movie was the original black and white The Thing from Another World.


Yes, it was supposed to be a prequel about the Norwegian crew who found the Thing.

It was also supposed to have gorgeous practical effects that the producers thought looked "unrealistic" and had them CGI over. -_-

Interesting opinion Vakani. Never seen it but it might be good
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Postby Vakanai » Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:36 pm

SoggyNoodles2016 wrote:
Vakanai wrote:
_JNavs_ wrote:The Thing prequel was a good film. Bad CG, but it's a solid film.

Really evokes Carpenter's thriller vibe but fails to capture the suspense part.

Was it supposed to be a prequel? I only bothered watching it the one time but I'm pretty sure it was meant as a remake. Least that was the sense I got out of it.

And blasphemy, but my favorite Thing movie was the original black and white The Thing from Another World.


Yes, it was supposed to be a prequel about the Norwegian crew who found the Thing.

It was also supposed to have gorgeous practical effects that the producers thought looked "unrealistic" and had them CGI over. -_-

Interesting opinion Vakani. Never seen it but it might be good

I like it, but be warned it is every bit a 50's b-movie. I've just never been a fan of Carpenter's The Thing really - can't tell you why, but I've just never connected with that film. Love most of his other work, adore Big Trouble in Little China, Prince of Darkness is great, and Escape from New York is a classic, but The Thing just leaves me kind of...meh. Love the special effects in it, but the rest kind of leaves me a little cold. So for me the 50's b movie is better. If nothing else it's charming.
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Postby GodzillaFan1990's » Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:17 pm

XxComablack1937xX wrote:Jaws will never be touched

I dunno man given the amount of remakes nowadays I feel that's inevitable. Can't wait for the horrid CGI shark they'll use rather then practical effects yay... :roll:

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Postby tyrantgoji » Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:19 pm

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XxComablack1937xX wrote:Jaws will never be touched

I dunno man given the amount of remakes nowadays I feel that's inevitable. Can't wait for the horrid CGI shark they'll use rather then practical effects yay... :roll:


If it happens, people are gonna complain about it's existance then just kinda move on. Just like most remakes today (excluding the noteworthy good or noteworthy atrocious)

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Re: Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe

Postby The One and Only » Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:24 pm

SoggyNoodles2016 wrote:
Vakanai wrote:
_JNavs_ wrote:The Thing prequel was a good film. Bad CG, but it's a solid film.

Really evokes Carpenter's thriller vibe but fails to capture the suspense part.

Was it supposed to be a prequel? I only bothered watching it the one time but I'm pretty sure it was meant as a remake. Least that was the sense I got out of it.

And blasphemy, but my favorite Thing movie was the original black and white The Thing from Another World.


Yes, it was supposed to be a prequel about the Norwegian crew who found the Thing.

It was also supposed to have gorgeous practical effects that the producers thought looked "unrealistic" and had them CGI over. -_-

Interesting opinion Vakani. Never seen it but it might be good

Excellent look at what happened in the course of THE THING prequel.
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Re: Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe

Postby miguelnuva » Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:27 pm

Jaws is going to be remade one day and I suggest they go with the Bull shark and stick closer to the book if they do.
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Re: Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe

Postby SonOfGorgo » Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:08 pm

SoggyNoodles2016 wrote:
SonOfGorgo wrote:I wonder how they would do Jaws, Cat People, and The Thing.


Jaws, never happen. It's too iconic for even the grubbiest CEO to touch.

The Thing, I wouldn't WANT them to touch, and I don't think they will, but they might

Cat People would DEF go all in on the sexual subtext.

It comes down to execution.
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