This news will come as unsurprising, but Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan have left Universal’s planned Dark Universe. The pair were originally hired to produce the reboot of monster films that was set to further include The Bride of Frankenstein, The Creature from the Black Lagoon and The Invisible Man. It’s over before it’s even begun!
Alas, apparently the plug hasn’t been completely pulled and Universal is said to be focusing more on choosing the right directors for each of the films. Peter Cramer – Universal’s president of production – has said:
“We’ve learned many lessons throughout the creative process on Dark Universe so far, and we are viewing these titles as filmmaker-driven vehicles, each with their own distinct vision. We are not rushing to meet a release date and will move forward with these films when we feel they are the best versions of themselves.”
Perhaps the lesson is not to make rubbish films? Both Dracula Untold and The Mummy were terrible. They were boring and uninspiring, completely wasting a potential that so obviously lies in a monster universe.
The Bride of Frankenstein with Angelina Jolie was set to follow The Mummy, but now Jolie is no longer attached and the 19th February 2019 release date has been scrapped. If we do see more from this monster universe, it’s not going to be for a while. So don’t go holding your breath, people.
Words: Jessy Williams (@JessyCritical)