Here is a logo I made for a concept of a shared universe of the Universal Monsters under the name World of Monsters (as a nod to the famous line of Dr. Pretorius). What do you think?
What's on your mind?
What do you think, should/could there be a movie specifically about The Brides? If so, how do you think it could work?
Since I think it should be started over without The Mummy, I share that:
I think everyone who watched Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. can agree with me about that Iain de Ceastecker could be absolutely fantastic as Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde. Heck, even as Victor Frankenstein too!
My base is that The Wolfman 2010 is underrated and it is what that shared universe should be like. So here some points on what I should do.
Forget the Dark Universe title. Giving a nod to Dr. Pretorius' famous line, thename of the shared universe should be The World of (Gods and) Monsters: "WM".
Cooperate with the revived Hammer Studios that created some good horror movies in the last decade: Woman in Black, for example.
Also about Hammer Studios: base the new movies on the 50's-70's Hammer-movies more than the old Universal-productions, use Those as inspiration, because of their stories and because of them being more action-packed than the original Universal-films.
The Universal made the mistake and wanted Marvel-level of success in box office. But the fandom of the Classic Monsters is much smaller, and can't be as popular as the Avengers, therefore, as successful. That means the WM should think on smaller scale of success: lower budget, lower box office, and don't want to earn billions. at least not instantly.
Think what you want on the Godzilla: King of the Mosnters, 2019, it's director clearly loved and knew very much the original Godzilla-movies. This is the type of director(s) that WM need. Find some underrated, not A-list directors who actually loves the lore, the characters.
There are talented, but lesser-knew actors (which means smaller payment). Iain de Ceastecker, for example could be a fantastic choice for both Frankenstein or Jekyll and Hyde.
These stories are unique because of the era they takes place in. I would keep the victorian era, instead of modernization.
Have a longer plan on what you want to reach with the franchise: How and most importantly WHY these characters should meet with each other? For example, Lawrence Talbot could reach out for the famous scientist Frankenstein in the hope for a cure to his curse. Should they fight each other, or should they get to know a bigger threat?
Abandon the action-adventure genre, and bring back the atmospheric horror. The Nun is not a perfect movie, but it's visuals are undeniably beautiful. Have the Wolfman slaughter people, have the vampires seduce people and kill them, have the Phantom of the Opera manipulate the people and keep them in terror. And in the meantime, have the people being monsters as well, as they abuse and use technically innocent creatures like Gill-Man.
Any other Suggestions? I have some ideas of short synopsises and fancasts too, so maybe I could write another post if you interested.
You think they are going to do like the MCU? Only smaller so there won't be cameos until later.
You see in the movie dracula untold we had vlad transform in to dracula but if that movie did not happen like universal said how do you explain the skull with fangs?
Well Everyone , it seems that universal has removed the dark universe site,Because if you click or type : http://www.darkuniverse.com/ it will redirect you to Universals official site.
And if you go to http://www.welcometoprodigium.com/ which contains only this video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BIkjbTK63s dont bother because it no longer exist but at least we still have the video in youtube.
Perhaps it seems that universal is really going to revamp the dark universe into a series of standalone horror films revolving around the universal monsters like the invisible man,Dark army and now Renfield.
Hey guys,Someone from twitter just edited the dark universe cast photo shoot with the invisible man (2020) stars Elisabeth Moss and Oliver Jackson-Cohen replacing Johnny Depp ,check it out
Well now that the invisible man trailer and poster is out can anyone change the mummy wallpaper into the invisible man 2020 film or at least the dark universe logo
I Love Dark Universe...For Legacy Force
What do you do if you were in charge of setting up this whole new universe? Which monsters and other characters would you make films of first? What would such films be like? Would you even bring in actual Universal monster films into your canon like the 2010
Wolfman remake and/or Dracula Untold?
Please feel free to express your ideas and opinions in the comments below. Thank you.
Thought safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension.
So what were your thoughts on ''The Mummy''?