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Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe

Postby The One and Only » Fri Jul 18, 2014 10:36 pm

As some may know, Universal Pictures is looking to relaunch their collection of Monsters to the big screen in the form of an interconnected universe of films in the manner of Marvel Comics has done with their Cinematic Universe. Leading the effort to build this new world with old favorites is screenwriter/producer, Alex Kurtzman, and Fast & Furious screenwriter Chris Morgan. http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=54159
As some speculated, this year's DRACULA UNTOLD was to be the first horse out of the gate, that's looking not to be the case. But the new MUMMY reboot, coming April 22, 2016.
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Re: Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe

Postby Pkmatrix » Sat Jul 19, 2014 9:12 pm

Why isn't it the case for Dracula Untold? Last I checked, it's still coming out this year (in October) unless you think it's going to get pushed again (or, if it's not going to be apart of the the Universal Monsters reboot).

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Postby mecha-gino » Sun Jul 20, 2014 7:56 pm

Yeah, I thought Dracula untold would of been the first in the series as well but I guess not. OR... It is apart of the universe, just not the in the right time era just yet.

Like maybe around the end of the Mummy reboot, we'll see a Dracula cameo asking more about these other forms of life and death magic.
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Postby UltramanGoji » Sun Jul 20, 2014 7:59 pm

Hopefully we'll get a new Creature from the Black Lagoon film out of this.

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Postby gvamp » Sun Jul 20, 2014 11:11 pm

Creature reboot/remake has been in the works for years but they couldn't get it off the ground. Gullerimo Del Toro was even attached to the project at one pont back in 2004ish I think. His idea had the creature fighting sharks and squids in the Black Lagoon.
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Postby MandaSaurus » Mon Jul 21, 2014 7:17 am

Posters are already in theaters for "Dracula Untold". Maybe it's a 'stand-alone', & not part of this 'new cinematic universe'?

I HOPE we finally get a "Creature from the Black Lagoon" out of this...

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Postby Tohosaurus » Mon Jul 21, 2014 7:18 am

Some of Universal's monsters are certainly among the few horror franchises that can probably support larger budgets and still be successful. The first two Mummy movies are proof for that franchise.
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Postby mecha-gino » Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:53 am

Pretty much but don't forget all those other crossovers.

I just hope we eventually see the wolfman take on Dracula and Dracula fight Frankenstein's Monster.
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Re: Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe

Postby The One and Only » Fri Sep 19, 2014 6:44 pm

Noah Hawley, one of the writers on FARGO:The Series, mentioned that along with a non-horror script. Is also penning a script as part of the shared Universal Monster Cinematic Universe.
http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/69316/noah-hawley-penning-secret-universal-monster-movie#axzz3DofjlRd3
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Re: Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe

Postby Starsteam » Sat Sep 20, 2014 9:25 am

So the Wolfman reboot from a few years ago isn't going to be tied into this? I mean it did the job, even with its flaws. All we need is the character.
I suppose there's no reason to expect Skull Island to be tied in since Kong was never part of the Universal classic monsters. And yet people are more inclined to believe it'll be tied in with Godzilla.

But I do look forward to see how all of this folds out.

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Re: Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe

Postby GinsengKing » Wed Sep 24, 2014 4:02 pm

These new Universal "horror classics" are going to suck hard. Doesn't anyone remember the Werewolf remake?
If Universal is going to redo Universal classic correctly, they will need to go back to basics ad film them like its 1942.
No CGI effects, shot them on Analog film with make-ups effects simalar to the masters Pierce and Company. And most
importantly, shoot them all in Black and White with real film. Of course, they wont bother doing that way, will they?

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Re: Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe

Postby UltramanGoji » Wed Sep 24, 2014 5:37 pm

GinsengKing wrote:These new Universal "horror classics" are going to suck hard. Doesn't anyone remember the Werewolf remake?
If Universal is going to redo Universal classic correctly, they will need to go back to basics ad film them like its 1942.
No CGI effects, shot them on Analog film with make-ups effects simalar to the masters Pierce and Company. And most
importantly, shoot them all in Black and White with real film. Of course, they wont bother doing that way, will they?


Take off the Nostalgia Goggles.

It'd be much worse if they did what you are saying than going with what they plan on doing.
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Re: Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe

Postby GinsengKing » Wed Sep 24, 2014 7:01 pm

I know, Right. God forbid Universal uses Black and white again.
Probably the last black and white film to come out of Hollywood
was Young Frankenstein. You remember how that movie turned out,
dont you?
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Postby Tyrant_Lizard_King » Wed Sep 24, 2014 9:34 pm

GinsengKing wrote:Probably the last black and white film to come out of Hollywood
was Young Frankenstein.


Actually it was The Artist, but I'll let it slide. :D
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Re: Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe

Postby bczilla91 » Fri Sep 26, 2014 7:56 am

This has so much potential but the fact that Dracula Untold isn't a part of it is something i dont understand

Also why are they starting with the Mummy? I want to see a proper Wolf Man franchise!

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Re: Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe

Postby UltramanGoji » Fri Sep 26, 2014 11:57 am

bczilla91 wrote:Also why are they starting with the Mummy? I want to see a proper Wolf Man franchise!


Chronologically, it's the oldest movie in the Universal Monsters franchise.

I imagine there will be some sort of MacGuffin or event that happens during the Mummy that will affect the entire cinematic universe.
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Re: Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe

Postby cloverfan98 » Fri Sep 26, 2014 4:36 pm

UltramanGoji wrote:
bczilla91 wrote:Also why are they starting with the Mummy? I want to see a proper Wolf Man franchise!


Chronologically, it's the oldest movie in the Universal Monsters franchise.

I imagine there will be some sort of MacGuffin or event that happens during the Mummy that will affect the entire cinematic universe.


Or characters that will crossover. Like a Van Helsing character (unless it is actually him) who begins his quest to become a monster hunter after his encounter with the Mummy? Just throwing ideas out.

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Re: Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe

Postby The One and Only » Fri Sep 26, 2014 6:32 pm

bczilla91 wrote:This has so much potential but the fact that Dracula Untold isn't a part of it is something i dont understand

Also why are they starting with the Mummy? I want to see a proper Wolf Man franchise!

I'm thinking that maybe Dracula Untold was put together a bit before all this Cinematic Universe deal was finalized. Although, I could see the Dracula realized in Untold being grandfathered into the deal if its a hit. I'm taking a stab on guessing the reason The Mummy is going to the first in this effort is probably due to the success of the 1999 flick, and The Mummy Returns, a move pushed by the bean counters at Universal most likely.
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Re: Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe

Postby mecha-gino » Sat Sep 27, 2014 9:49 pm

If I remembered right, I read the mummy reboot is taking place in the present day.
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Re: Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe

Postby cloverfan98 » Sun Sep 28, 2014 6:50 pm

mecha-gino wrote:If I remembered right, I read the mummy reboot is taking place in the present day.


That's interesting! I' love to see these films set in the modern world, but filmed with the sensibilities of the original films.


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