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October 13, 2014 | Categories: Promotional | Tags: Batman, Batman and Robin, Bride of Frankenstein, colourful characters, Dracula, Frankenstein, Freddy Kreuger, Hero Huggers, Horror Icons, Hulk, Renny Roccon, Superman, Werewolf, Werewolves, Wonder Woman, Zombie | Leave a comment
Not sure how I feel about this, I’m still scarred from that vile Van Helsing movie… Universal Pictures most enduring legacy is its library of classic movie monsters that include Frankenstein, Dracula, The Wolf Man, Creature Of The Black Lagoon, The Invisible Man, Bride Of Frankenstein, and The Mummy. Universal is now dedicating renewed resources and an unprecedented, far-reaching commitment to revitalise its monster heritage.
The studio is in early stages of developing a substantial new production endeavor that will expand and unify a network of classic characters and stories. The architects of that narrative will be Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan. Kurtzman recently broke with partner Roberto Orci, but his big-scale projects have included Transformers, Star Trek and The Amazing Spider-Man. Morgan is the writer behind five installments of The Fast And The Furious, which has been Universal’s most reliably lucrative franchise. It’s not set in stone yet if either will write, but they will soon be going around town enlisting talent to bring new cinematic life to these enduring characters from lore, literature and Universal’s own library. While Universal has selectively tapped its Movie Monster library for The Mummy, Van Helsing, The Wolfman, and the upcoming Dracula Untold, this will be the first time that the studio has formalized an approach to these classic characters in a cohesive, connected way rather than as a series of stand-alone projects by disparate filmmaking teams.
They’ve begun the meetings to put together an interconnected slate of Monster films, and the first will be a reboot of The Mummy, which will be released April 22, 2016. Part of their duty will be to work closely with production, marketing, promotions and consumer product to support the revival. They will also reevaluate projects which have preexisting attachments, and bring it under one cohesive strategy.
Obviously some of those monster pictures haven’t panned out. With Marvel Studios and Disney building a billion-dollar business relying on the Marvel Comics superhero character library, Universal seems to be trawling it’s heritage and is looking to dust off and modernize the classic movie monsters that inspired many of the movie monsters we see today.
I’m just wary…
July 18, 2014 | Categories: NEWS: Horror | Tags: Action, Blockbuster, Bride of Frankenstein, Classic, Comic Book Movies, Controversial, Creature Of The Black Lagoon, Cult, Disturbing, Dracula, Franchise, Frankenstein, Gore, Hollywood, Horror, Icons, Images, Legend, Possession, Remakes, Sci-Fi, Scream Queens, Serial Killer, Suspense, The Invisible man, The Mummy, The Walking Dead, The Wolf Man, Thriller, Universal Monsters, Universal Studios, Vampires, Violence, Zombies | Leave a comment
If you have a monster fan in your life who isn’t quite as in touch with the Universal Monsters legacy as they should be, send them this handy chart, which highlights all of the major films involving these core characters from 1923-1960. Courtesy of Movie.com
April 11, 2014 | Categories: Images | Tags: Art, Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Bride of Frankenstein, Classic, Controversial, Creature from the Black lagoon, Cult, Disturbing, Dracula, Franchise, Frankenstein, Hollywood, Horror, Icons, Images, Legend, Monsters, Remakes, Scream Queens, Serial Killer, Suspense, The Invisible man, The Mummy, The Wolfman, Thriller, Universal Monsters, Vampires, Violence | Leave a comment
Learn how movie make-up master Rick Baker brings the Monster’s Bride to life and how he plans, paints and perfects his Zombie, a creature-creation the artist designed exclusively for M∙A∙C to inspire your Halloween look. Watch how to create the make-up magic yourself.
January 8, 2014 | Categories: Promotional | Tags: Actors, Art, Bride of Frankenstein, Controversial, Cult, Disturbing, Horror, Icons, Legend, Rick Baker, Scream Queens, Special Make-Up Effects, The Walking Dead, The Wolfman, Universal Monsters, Video Clips, Zombie | Leave a comment
November 3, 2013 | Categories: Posters | Tags: Actors, Art, Boris Karloff, Bride of Frankenstein, Classic, Controversial, Creature from the Black lagoon, Cult, Fan Art, Franchise, Frankenstein, Hollywood, Horror, Icons, Images, Legend, Sci-Fi, Scream Queens, Suspense, The Invisible man, The Mummy | Leave a comment
June 18, 2013 | Categories: Images | Tags: Action, Art, Blockbuster, Boris Karloff, Bride of Frankenstein, Classic, Controversial, Cult, Disturbing, Franchise, Frankensteins Monster, Hollywood, Horror, Icons, Images, Jack Pierce, Legend, Remakes, Scream Queens, Son of Frankenstein, Suspense, Thriller, Vampires | Leave a comment