After the disappointing reception to Tom Cruise’s The Mummy, Universal Pictures faced a fork in the road with its burgeoning Dark Universe.
The studio had been hoping to launch an exciting, shared world featuring it’s various monster movie properties. Not forgetting it was these monsters who took part in cinema’s first shared universe back in the black and white days.
With The Invisible Man riding high at the worldwide box office, it seems that Universal has found its direction of travel. Whether that be a shared world or not, the tone of Leigh Whannell’s Invisible Man is excellent and certainly a great starting point for putting a contemporary spin on the characters.
Now, THR is reporting that the studio has tapped Aquaman director James Wan to develop a new monster movie project. The trade understands that wan is working alongside long-time Supernatural writer Robbie Thompson on the script.
THR understands the film is set to focus on “a group of teens who discover that a neighbor is building a monster in his basement.” Sound like Frankenstein to anybody else?