Here's Your 'Universal Monsters' Brain Trust

– by LRM

There's been a fair amount of rumbling come out of Universal lately, with their ambitious plan to relaunch their classic monster franchises. We know that they want to emulate Marvel Studios by creating a massive, shared universe that's all interconnected, and then have the "phases" culminate in "VS" and team-up films. But now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, we know that they're also going to borrow from the creative process of another very successful studio: Pixar.

THR is reporting that several writers have been hired to form a collective of talent that's meant to oversee all of the films. Yesterday, it was announced that Aaron Guzikowski (Prisoners) had been tapped to write The Wolfman. He joins Chris Morgan and Alex Kurtzman, who have all ready been hard at work creating the plans. Now there's word of two other new members of the team: Noah Hawley (The Fargo TV show) and Ed Solomon (Men in BlackNow You See Me). These men will inhabit the writers room for the slate of films. They'll each have their own specific projects, of course, but similar to Pixar they will each have a say in the overall work.

THR compares the process to a well-oiled TV writers room, with everyone pitching in and working as a team to create one cohesive series. Their report also states that, aside from the all ready announced Mummy and Wolfman movies, we can expect to see FrankensteinThe Invisible ManBride of Frankenstein, Dracula, and Van Helsing, the vampire hunter.

Ambitious stuff. Now let's just see what comes of it.

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter

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