Cineverse THE DARK UNIVERSE -DU- formerly known as the UMCU - Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe

LiddyRules

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#30
Seriously. Daddy K was a joke when our parents were young.

Yeah, but, you know...that film didn't do so hot.

The Mummy, which is set to open in theaters on March 24, 2017, will will blend genres, but maintain a horror feel. There's also a good chance the movie will feature a female monster.
(play this while reading)

Girl (VO over shots of generic suburb/city): I had it all planned out you know. Doctorate in archaeology, married, kids. And then...
VoiceOver Man: For whenever life throws you curve balls....
Girl (VO): What did I do to deserve this?
VoiceOverMan: For whenever life doesn't turn out like you expected
Girl (VO): What am I supposed to do now?
VoiceOver Man: Remember,
Mom: You're not a monster...you're my daughter!
Girl (VO): you can always wrap with family.
More montage of scenes
VoiceOver Man: This fall, discover that curse...
Party Goer: That mummy's dancing, yo!
VoiceOver Man: ...doesn't have to be a dirty word.
Girl (VO): I love you guys!
VoiceOver Man: "Mommy, I'm a Mummy."
Little Brother: "So sis, do you use those wraps to wiii..."
Girl and her friends: "Billy!"
 

BIV

I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.
#32
Just in case you forgot this was happening.


The Mummy: Jurassic World, Annabelle Stars Join Tom Cruise's Reboot

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By Nicole Carpenter Universal's monster movie The Mummy has two reported cast additions—Jurassic World actor Jake Johnson and Annabelle lead Annabelle Wallis.

Tom Cruise and Sofia Boutella (Kingsman: The Secret Service) are already confirmed to star in the film.

Wallis is in talks to play an archaeologist in the film, TheWrap reported. Johnson will play "a member of the military."

The Mummy is slated to hit theaters on June 9, 2017, with Boutella playing the titular mummy.






Annabelle Wallis in Annabelle






Jake Johnson in Jurassic World.

Film details haven't been discussed, but earlier reports said the The Mummy is set in modern times.

Written by Prometheus scribe Jon Spaihts and directed by The Amazing Spider-Man 2 producer Alex Kurtzman, The Mummy is the first film in Universal's shared monster universe. Other films will center around The Wolf Man, Dracula, and Bride of Frankenstein.

In August of last year, Kurtzman reassured fans that the monster movies will not forget their horror roots. Rather, the films will blend genres, "but there will definitely be horror in the monster movies."

http://www.ign.com/articles/2016/03...ruises-reboot?abthid=56df60ca6747536110000026
 

Pigdango

Silence, you mortal Fuck!
Donator
#34
@LiddyRules - ok, maybe they need to replace Luke Evans...

http://variety.com/2016/film/news/javier-bardem-frankenstein-universal-monster-universe-1201799612/

Javier Bardem Eyed for Frankenstein Role in Universal’s Monster Universe (EXCLUSIVE)

Justin Kroll
Film Reporter@krolljvar
JULY 11, 2016 | 12:21PM PT

Having already filled its upcoming monster universe with A-list talent including Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp and Russell Crowe, Universal is now eyeing another star to revive a famous character.

Sources tell Variety that Javier Bardem is in talks to star as Frankenstein in Universal’s classic monster movie series. It’s currently unknown which monster feature Bardem would first appear in. Cruise and Crowe’s “The Mummy,” the first film in the monster series, is nearly done with filming.

Universal is also developing a “Bride of Frankenstein” feature, but sources indicate that Bardem’s Frankenstein would likely appear in another monster pic first with the possibility of getting a spin-off down the road.

Last summer, the studio tapped Alex Kurtzman (“Star Trek”) and Chris Morgan to help develop the monster pics as connected universe.

Ironically, Bardem had been approached about playing the Dr. Jekyll role opposite Cruise in “The Mummy,” but ultimately passed on the part, which opened the door for Crowe.

Bardem was most recently seen in Sean Penn’s “The Last Face” and is currently filming Darren Aronofsky’s untitled film opposite Jennifer Lawrence. He also has “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” which bows next summer.

He is repped by WME.
 

Pigdango

Silence, you mortal Fuck!
Donator
#35
BUMP! @SOS we need a thread title change, please!

Universal must be pleased with the tracking and test screening results on Mummy Impossible, because they've pushed all in on THE DARK UNIVERSE!

Johnny Depp is the Invisible Man! Javier Bardem is Frankenstein's Monster! Luke Evans is nowhere to be found!


 

LiddyRules

Signed To a Non-Exclusive Consultancy
#36
BUMP! @SOS we need a thread title change, please!

Universal must be pleased with the tracking and test screening results on Mummy Impossible, because they've pushed all in on THE DARK UNIVERSE!

Johnny Depp is the Invisible Man! Javier Bardem is Frankenstein's Monster! Luke Evans is nowhere to be found!


Hey, Mummy chick seems to be involved.
 

BIV

I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.
#37
BUMP! @SOS we need a thread title change, please!

Universal must be pleased with the tracking and test screening results on Mummy Impossible, because they've pushed all in on THE DARK UNIVERSE!

Johnny Depp is the Invisible Man! Javier Bardem is Frankenstein's Monster! Luke Evans is nowhere to be found!


DUCU?
DU?

I don't like it. I demand a better acronym.
 

Guilty Spark

It's freeing and refreshing
#46
When The Mummy flops will this be DOA or will they power through?
 

SOS

Is alive.
Wackbag Staff
#50
https://movieweb.com/dark-universe-not-dead-yet-artist-robert-vargas/
Artist Robert Vargas provides evidence that Universal's Dark Universe may not be dead after all.
Is Universal's Dark Universe Rising from the Dead?

Ryan Scott

05.17.2018

Those who had high hopes for Universal's Dark Universe may not be totally out of luck, despite the fact that it seemed like the the studio's plans for a monster movie cinematic universe were all but dead. Indeed, some newly surfaced evidence online suggests that the Dark Universe may be on a path to resurrection following the disastrous release of The Mummy last year. Though, we must admit, this isn't exactly a lot to go on.

This bit of Dark Universe hope comes from artist Robert Vargas who recently made quite the interesting post to his Instagram account. Apparently, Vargas had a meeting with some of the folks at Universal who are in charge of what's left of the Dark Universe, whatever that may be. In any case, they may have Vargas do some artwork for them related to "monster things." Here's what Vargas had to say in his post.

"Great meeting this morning with the amazing #DarkUniverse team. Thank you #Universal Exec, Holly Goline and Crash for the hospitality. Looking forward to contributing to the Universal Pictures legacy with my work. Monster things in the works ;) Stay tuned!"

So what does this mean exactly? It's difficult to say, but at the very least it seems like Universal isn't totally ready to abandon this shared universe they had in mind. Screenwriter Ed Solomon, who was at least at one point going to write the Invisible Man movie that would star Johnny Depp as the titular character, indicated shortly after The Mummy crashed and burned at the box office that the studio was reconfiguring their plans for the franchise moving forward. Perhaps they now have done some of the necessary retooling and are ready to get some movies in production.

Twice now, first with 2014's Dracula Untold and with last year's The Mummy, the studio has tried to get this monster universe off the ground. But ahead of the release of the Tom Cruise-led flick last year, they got serious and branded it as Dark Universe, with several movies planned. Russell Crowe's Dr. Henry Jekyll was meant to provide some connective tissue and it appeared as though they were confident in what they had. Unfortunately, the movie scarcely made $80 million domestically, even though it did manage to cross the $400 million mark worldwide. Most importantly, The Mummy was loathed by critics, earning just a 13 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Not exactly the perfect start to a cinematic universe.

Bill Condon was set to start production on his Bride of Frankenstein remake this year for release in February 2019 before Universal hit the pause button. That project may not be totally dead, but everything in regards to the Dark Universe has been halted while the studio figures out how to handle it moving forward. In the meantime, key producers Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan bailed out. Who knows what has been going on behind closed doors, but it seems like we probably haven't seen the last of this universe. Just don't be surprised if they try and distance themselves from the Tom Cruise disaster as much as possible. You can check out Robert Vargas' Instagram post for yourself below.
 
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