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Eric Heisserer talks Van Helsing, Dan Mazeau signs on for a rewrite

Universal is working on reboots of all their classic monster properties, working with producers Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan to build a Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe, a series of films that will see characters like The Mummy, Mr. Hyde, The Creature from the Black Lagoon, Frankenstein's Monster (and his Bride), The Invisible Man, The Wolf Man, and Dracula crossing paths...
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02.22.2017
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Passengers (Movie Review)

Note: I'm going to discuss the main plot twist of Morten Tyldum's PASSENGERS, even though it may be considered a spoiler. I can't tell how much people actually know what this movie is about; the ad campaign has been pretty murky, settling on a generic "action in outer space" motif when the movie is more of a drama/romance. The big event that shapes the rest of the...
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12.17.2016
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Jon Spaihts talks writing Doctor Strange, Passengers, The Mummy and more!

This is a big year for screenwriter Jon Spaihts ; actually, a big two months. On November 4th, Marvel will finally unveil the long-awaited DOCTOR STRANGE, the psychedelic superhero adventure that was a passion project for Spaihts (who co-wrote with Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill ) from the moment it was announced. Then, in December, Sony will release PASSENGERS, a sci-fi epic...
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11.04.2016
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Exclusive: Jon Spaihts talks the Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe

Yesterday, Arrow in the Head managing editor Eric Walkuski conducted an interview with screenwriter Jon Spaihts, who has been attached to many genre projects in recent years. Spaihts's work includes the 2011 horror film THE DARKEST HOUR , Ridley Scott's PROMETHEUS , the upcoming sci-fi movie PASSENGERS , and this weekend's DOCTOR STRANGE , the latest entry in the Marvel...
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11.02.2016
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Exclusive: Cube reboot is on hold, finding new creative direction

Last year, we reported that a reboot of  CUBE was in the works with PROMETHEUS screenwriter Jon Spaihts attached and Saman Kesh in the director's chair. However, in a recent interview with Spaihts, our own Eric Walkuski discovered that the reboot has been put on hold. Said Spaihts: I have been involved with it. I think it's resting right now as we look for...
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11.01.2016
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Kingsman's Sofia Boutella might become our female mummy

Unwrapping the part of the titular monster in Universal's upcoming reboot of  THE MUMMY has been a long and arduous process. After rumors of Tom Cruise being in the running were scrapped, the part was once again plunged into darkness. However, word from the trenches reveals that initial theories about a gender-reversed mummy may come to fruition. Currently in talks to...
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12.08.2015
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Jon Spaihts and Eric Heisserer are writing the Van Helsing reboot

Development on the Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe, which is being overseen by "narrative architects" Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan, is coming along a bit more slowly than I would have expected, which may be a good thing. The fact that they did some post-production tweaks on a movie that hadn't been intended to be part of the universe ( DRACULA UNTOLD ) to turn it...
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11.12.2015
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Universal's The Mummy reboot details unwrapped

With Universal launching a series of films that will weave together a new universe based on their classic movie monsters (the recent Luke Evans-starring DRACULA UNTOLD being the first of these films), we know that THE MUMMY is next to be unwrapped, with Alex Kurtzman at the helm . Now, new possible plot details on THE MUMMY have emerged from Superhero Movie News, who claim to have...
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10.24.2014
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Alex Kurtzman's The Mummy unwraps a later release date

We just brought you the news that Alex Kurtzman has been tapped to helm Universal's reboot of THE MUMMY, the first of a series of films that will weave together a universe based on Universal's classic movie monsters. When we first dropped the news on you about Kurtzman's involvement we were hearing that THE MUMMY had an April 2016 release date, but now word has come down...
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08.01.2014
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Universal's The Mummy rises for a 2016 release

Universal has just announced a release date for their upcoming reboot of THE MUMMY as they have slated it to hit theaters on April 22, 2016. Dayum, that's a long time to wait for another reincarnation of the classic Universal monster—will it be worth it? When news first hit that Universal was rebooting THE MUMMY yet again, I was actually kind of excited because...
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11.27.2013
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The Mummy reboot to unwrap a new director

According to The Wrap, Universal's upcoming THE MUMMY reboot will bring a new vision to the classic monster, just without director Len Wiseman (who was originally attached). Those of you looking forward to the new take on the film, have no worries because the project is "still moving full-speed ahead" , says the site. Apparently what ultimately caused Wiseman to leave...
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07.31.2013
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Prometheus writer Jon Spaihts enters The Black Hole

PROMETHEUS and THE DARKEST HOUR screenwriter Jon Spaihts is entering Disney's BLACK HOLE . Who knew this project even still existed? The remake of the classic (probably too strong of a word) Disney flick has been in development since at least 2010 . TRON LEGACY and OBLIVION helmer Joseph Kosinski is captaining this ship, and the project may have gotten a boost with...
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04.05.2013
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