Posts tagged with "Universal Monsters Shared Universe"

Russell Crowe Confirms He’s Playing Jekyll & Hyde In The Mummy

Russell Crowe Confirms He’s Playing Jekyll & Hyde In The Mummy
Russell Crowe (Gladiator, A Beautiful Mind, Les Miserables) has confirmed that he will be playing Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde in The Mummy, the Tom Cruise-starring film that will kick off the Universal Monsters shared universe. No news yet whether he gets paid twice over. “I’m gonna do it,” Crowe told the press at a Beverly Hilton press announcement for The Mummy, promising, “This one is kind of more designed to seriously scare the shit out... 

Synopsis For The Mummy Movie That’ll Launch Universal’s Monsters Shared Universe

Synopsis For The Mummy Movie That’ll Launch Universal’s Monsters Shared Universe
Universal Pictures has released the first synopsis for The Mummy, the Tom Cruise-starring film that will be kicking off the studio’s shared Monsters Universe (with Wolfman, Doctor Jekyll And Mr Hyde and The Invisible Man movies also hotly tipped): We’ve unwrapped the synopsis (see what we did there) and this is what we discovered: “Thought safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen (Sofia Boutella of... 

BUZZ News Shorts: Slender Man, New Universal Monster Movie, Monsterpocalypse & More

BUZZ News Shorts: Slender Man, New Universal Monster Movie, Monsterpocalypse & More
••• According to ComicBook.com, Screen Gems is developing a horror movie based on the internet meme The Slender Man, which began life as part of a Something Awful forum contest to make everyday photographs look supernatural. He was created by Eric Knudsen (not the Erik Knudsen one who played Alec Sadler in Continuum), posting as “Victor Surge” and took to have an online life of his own. ••• The Universal Monsters movie schedule... 

Johnny Depp To Star As The Invisible Man In Universal Monsters Shared Universe

Johnny Depp To Star As The Invisible Man In Universal Monsters Shared Universe
Looks like Universal is thinking big with upcoming Universal Monsters shared universe. After securing Tom Cruise to kick off the universe in its reboot of The Mummy, the studio has now signed up Johnny Depp to appear* in a remake of The Invisible Man. (*Insert “or not appear” gag here.) The new film is based on the HG Wells novel that was famously adapted into the 1933 black-and-white classic starring Claude Rains as Griffin, the scientist... 

Universal Wants Tom Cruise To Topline In The Mummy Reboot

Universal Wants Tom Cruise To Topline In The Mummy Reboot
Universal is trying to tempt Tom Cruise to star in its reboot of The Mummy, a movie designed as the first entry in a new franchise that would see a whole bunch of universal monsters – such as Dracula, Frankenstein and the Invisible Man – existing in a shared movie universe. This follows swiftly on from the news that the studio is also trying to tempt Angelina Jolie into the role of the Bride Of Frankenstein for the same franchise. Universal... 
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