Universal Monsters Reboot to have Shared Cinematic Universe

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Universal Pictures have announced that its classic movie monsters franchise will be getting rebooted with a slew of new films part of a shared cinematic universe.

A reboot of The Mummy will begin filming next year with a 2017 release date planned. Modern takes on Dracula, Van Helsing, the Wolfman, and the Bride of Frankenstein are also in the works. Screenwriters Alex Kurtzman of Transformers and Chris Morgan of Furious 7 are on board to get these reboots off the ground.

Morgan told Variety that the reboot franchise will be “exploring issues of family identity and questions of, ‘Where do I belong in the world?'”

“We’re creating a mythology, so we’re looking at this canon and thinking, ‘What are the rules? What can we break and what are the ones that are untouchable?” said Kurtzman.

The Mummy will hit theaters on March 24, 2017, potentially with a female monster.


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About Nick Spake

Nick Spake has been working as an entertainment writer for the past ten years, but he's been a lover of film ever since seeing the opening sequence of The Lion King. Movies are more than just escapism to Nick, they're a crucial part of our society that shape who we are. He now serves as the Features Editor at Flickreel and author of its regular column, 'Nick Flicks'.

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