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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2016 4:37 pm 
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Universal is trying to get a Marvel-esque reboot going with its classic monster properties, with the first being the Mummy with Tom Cruise and Russell Crowe


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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2016 4:44 pm 
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Which everyone will assume is a remake of the Brendan Fraser movie.


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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2016 5:52 pm 
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The first? Dracula Untold was supposed to launch this series, so is Universal pretending that movie didn't happen?


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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2016 7:03 pm 
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The first? Dracula Untold was supposed to launch this series, so is Universal pretending that movie didn't happen?


There was also The Wolfman (2010), which was plagued with production problems.


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PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2017 1:51 pm 
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Very weird trailer compiling footage from Universal's classic monster movies, edited in the style of contemporary movie trailers, done to mark the "official announcement" of--*deep sigh*--Universal's new interconnected "Dark Universe," reviving their cinematic properties and combining them, Avengers-style.


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PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2017 1:59 pm 
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Why are people still treating this as an announcement when it's been a known thing for like half a decade at this point (and how have people lost faith in the authorial integrity of Tom Cruise, the only movie star who continues to matter)?


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PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2017 2:01 pm 
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Ribs wrote:
Why are people still treating this as an announcement when it's been a known thing for like half a decade at this point (and how have people lost faith in the authorial integrity of Tom Cruise, the only movie star who continues to matter)?

Because the studio is treating it like an announcement, giving the series an official name and confirming casting rumors for upcoming films.


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PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2017 2:06 pm 
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Bride of Frankenstein will be next, with Bill Condon directing


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PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2017 5:19 pm 
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domino harvey wrote:

Makes sense, since he directed a film about the making of the film with Gods and Monsters!

I am concerned with this 'Dark Universe' announcement that we are missing the biggest question of all: do we have any modern day comedy duo who match the calibre of Abbott and Costello, who all of the monsters eventually end up meeting?

P.S. And if you say Adam Sandler and Kevin James, I'll throw up (my hands in despair)

P.P.S. Oh gosh, its going to be Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy isn't it?


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PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2017 5:31 pm 
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At its organizing principle, Dark Universe films are connected by a mysterious multi-national organization known as Prodigium. Led by the enigmatic and brilliant Dr. Henry Jekyll, Prodigium’s mission is to track, study and—when necessary—destroy evil embodied in the form of monsters in our world. Working outside the aegis of any government, and with practices concealed by millennia of secrecy, Prodigium protects the public from knowledge of the evil that exists just beyond the thin membrane of civilized society…and will go to any length to contain it. For more visit: www.WelcometoProdigium.com.


God this sounds pretentious.


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PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2017 6:03 pm 
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colinr0380 wrote:
domino harvey wrote:

Makes sense, since he directed a film about the making of the film with Gods and Monsters!

I am concerned with this 'Dark Universe' announcement that we are missing the biggest question of all: do we have any modern day comedy duo who match the calibre of Abbott and Costello, who all of the monsters eventually end up meeting?

P.S. And if you say Adam Sandler and Kevin James, I'll throw up (my hands in despair)

P.P.S. Oh gosh, its going to be Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy isn't it?


It'd be Rogen and Franco, obviously.


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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 6:31 am 
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Simon Pegg and Nick Frost.


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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 9:14 am 
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flyonthewall2983 wrote:
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At its organizing principle, Dark Universe films are connected by a mysterious multi-national organization known as Prodigium. Led by the enigmatic and brilliant Dr. Henry Jekyll, Prodigium’s mission is to track, study and—when necessary—destroy evil embodied in the form of monsters in our world. Working outside the aegis of any government, and with practices concealed by millennia of secrecy, Prodigium protects the public from knowledge of the evil that exists just beyond the thin membrane of civilized society…and will go to any length to contain it. For more visit: http://www.WelcometoProdigium.com.


God this sounds pretentious.


Shame Walerian Borowczyk isn't around to update the Jekyll side of things.


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