Ghostbusters’ Paul Feig To Write-Direct Dark Army, Will Feature Universal Monster Characters

Photo Courtesy of Rex [CC0]

Photo Courtesy of Rex [CC0]
It wasn’t long ago that Universal took a stab at creating a Universal Monsters shared universe. The resulting film was The Mummy, and in spite of having Tom Cruise backing it, it flopped horribly, pretty much nixing the idea of a shared universe of films in the foreseeable future. Blumhouse has taken the reins of an Invisible Man story, but that is one tale that will be a standalone one.

It’s because of this that the latest news from Deadline is so interesting. According to the outlet, A Simple Favor, Spy, The Heat, and Bridesmaids director Paul Feig is set to write and direct a monster movie called Dark Army, which will feature original characters from the comedy filmmaker.

RELATED – Trailer: Paul Feig’s Last Christmas Showcases Emilia Clarke’s Natural Comedic Chops

The film will somehow be connected to a universe of Universal monsters, though it is unclear why. It will supposedly feature “Universal’s classic monster library and original characters created by Feig.” In short, it feels like some interesting mix of old and new.

There’s no word on what the tone of this thing will be. While Feig has generally done comedies in the past, he’s also toyed with action and thriller genres, with movies like A Simple Favor kind of hopping in and out of different genres at any given moment.

If nothing else, this is an unexpected and interesting move I can’t wait to see, as I’m a huge fan of Feig’s. What do you think of this idea? Let us know down below!

Don’t forget to share this post on your Facebook wall and with your Twitter followers! Just hit the buttons on the top of this page.


Have you checked out LRM Online‘s official podcast feed yet The LRM Online Podcast Network, which includes our flagship podcast Los Fanboys, our premiere podcast Breaking Geek Radio: The Podcast, and our morning show LRMornings? Check it out by listening below. It’s also available on all your favorite podcast apps!

Subscribe on: Apple Podcasts |  Spotify  |  SoundCloud | Stitcher | Google Play

SOURCE: Deadline

Night Terror Banner   GenreVerse Have you checked out LRM Online’s official podcast feed yet The Genreverse Podcast Network? This includes our premiere podcast The Daily CoGBreaking Geek Radio: The Podcast, GeekScholars Movie News, Nerd Flix & Chill, Marvel Multiverse Mondays, Anime-Versal Review Podcast, and our Star Wars dedicated podcast The Cantina. Check it out by listening below. It's also available on all your favorite podcast apps! Subscribe on: Apple PodcastsSpotify |  SoundCloud | Stitcher | Google Play

Read Previous

Let The Speculation Begin! CW’s DC Teaser Trailers Raises Some Questions

Read Next

Red Band Trailer: Lupita Nyong’o Fights Off Zombies In Little Monsters

This website is using Google Analytics. Please click here if you want to opt-out. Click here to opt-out.