Ever since the Marvel Cinematic Universe became a thing, movie studios have been trying to create their own shared universes. No one has quite done what Marvel Studios has done, although the Conjuring Universe is considered successful it’s very different, and one of the prime examples of failure to launch a shared universe has been Universal Studios. Universal wanted to create a Dark Universe that would see the classic monsters like Dracula, the Creature, and the Mummy sharing the big screen. I have no idea what their Avengers-like team up would have been, but they missed the mark, twice.
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Believe it or not, 2014’s Dracula Untold was supposed to be the launching point of the Dark Universe, but it failed miserably. Universal tried again in 2017 with Tom Cruise in The Mummy, but that failed miserably too. There have been other films in various stages of development including The Creature From The Black Lagoon and The Wolfman but it seems that The Invisible Man will be the next classic horror character to get rebooted.
Deadline is reporting that Oliver Jackson-Cohen (The Haunting of Hill House) has been cast in the title role. The film is being produced by Jason Blum through Blumhouse Productions and is written and directed by Leigh Whannell (Saw, Insidious).
Moving forward with these classic characters we’re likely to see less universal (yes, that happened) connective tissue and more focus on the individual films, filmmakers, and characters.
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