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Guillermo Del Toro regrets turning down Dark Universe offer

A few years ago, Universal Pictures hired producers Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan to oversee their endeavor to reboot their classic monster movie properties within a new shared cinematic universe - a universe that would come to be known as Dark Universe. Under Kurtzman and Morgan, the plan was devised to connect movies featuring new versions of the Mummy, Dracula,...
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11.29.2017
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Black Friday Deals! Horror Movie Blu-rays, Books and Collectibles!

Thanksgiving is over here in the U.S. and now it's time to get down to the real serious business: holiday shopping! Today we give you a small glimpse of all the cool movies, books, games and toys that are available on Amazon today. Prices you can't beat, not even if you had Lucille by your side! Prices are subject to change beyond today, so jump on these goodies now! Also,...
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11.24.2017
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Producers Kurtzman and Morgan depart Universal's Dark Universe

In the summer of 2014, Universal hired Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan to head up their endeavor to craft a new cinematic universe around their classic monster movie properties - a universe that eventually became known as the Dark Universe. Kurtzman and Morgan were to oversee the development of the monster reboots and serve as producers on the films. Three years of work resulted in the...
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11.08.2017
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Gal Gadot is on Bill Condon's Bride of Frankenstein wish list

Two days ago , we shared quotes that director Bill Condon provided about his Dark Universe BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN reboot while he was in pre-production on the project in London. At that time, filming was scheduled to begin on February 1, 2018 - and since the actress Universal has been hoping to cast as the Bride, Angelina Jolie, is going to start working on a sequel to MALEFICENT in...
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10.06.2017
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Bride of Frankenstein production shut down, for now

I can't say that I find this news the least bit surprising. But all the same, yes it's true. Universal has just shut down pre-production on director Bill Condon's upcoming reboot of BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN .  The flick was in pre-production in London and planned to begin shooting on February 1st. But then the studio showed up and told everyone to go home. For...
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10.05.2017
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Bill Condon sees his Bride of Frankenstein as a tribute to James Whale

The second chapter in the "Dark Universe" that Universal is building around their classic monster properties is a reboot of James Whale's 1935 classic BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN , one of the most important films in horror history. There aren't many filmmakers I would trust with the job of updating BRIDE, but Universal has made a strong choice by hiring Bill Condon to take...
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10.04.2017
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Head of Universal's Dark Universe isn't sure about its future

The funny thing is, over the last few months whenever someone I know/meet finds out that I work for AITH - or "one of those horror movie sites" - the first thing they always ask me is "How did you convince someone to pay your dyslexic-ass to write words?" To which I reply, "I dunno".  After that, they always ask me what I think of the DARK...
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08.02.2017
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Channing Tatum was the front runner for Castlevania, now Van Helsing

Earlier this month, an animated mini-series inspired by the Castlevania video game franchise was released on the Netflix streaming service. One of the executive producers of this mini-series was Adi Shankar, who had previously been asked to be involved with the development of a live action adaptation of the games that has been in development hell for a long time and still remains there....
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07.21.2017
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It's the Booze Talkin', I'm still excited for the Dark Universe to unfold!

Last week when I sat down for THE MUMMY, I hadn’t read the scathing reviews. Walking in I kept an open mind and dare I say I was hoping for a fun couple of hours. And you know what? That is exactly what I got. And while it appears some have left disappointed, I truly enjoyed the ride. There are a number of factors that played into my reaction to the film. It was fun to see Tom...
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06.13.2017
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Dark Universe's Bride of Frankenstein remake described as character study

This past weekend's release of THE MUMMY was meant to usher us into a "new world of gods and monsters" called Dark Universe and inhabited by new versions of Universal's classic monsters and madmen: the Mummy, Frankenstein's Monster, Dracula, the Invisible Man, the Wolf Man, the Creature from the Black Lagoon, the Phantom of the Opera, the Hunchback of Notre Dame,...
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06.13.2017
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John Landis says Universal's Dark Universe isn't respectful of the monsters

Last week I shared a box office prediction post that said Universal's Dark Universe kick-off flick THE MUMMY , starring Tom Cruise was only set to make about $30M this past weekend. Turns out the film did (slightly) better than that and scored $32M. As I said in that post and will say again here, that may not seem like a small chunk of change, but when you consider that even...
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06.12.2017
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The Mummy reboot may already be a flop at the box office

Well, that was fast. Usually, I am one that keeps mucho up-to-date on all things related to the box office. I don't tend to post many stories about that here as peeps don't seem to care nearly as much as I do about such things. I get that some of the most classic flicks of our genre made zero bucks at the box office - and also that some of the worst have made bucko...
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06.09.2017
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