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Russell Crowe in talks to bring Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde into The Mummy reboot

05.04.2016

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Universal is moving to bring in another top-flight actor to help build one of the other cornerstones of their Classic Monster-verse. With Tom Cruise already locked in for THE MUMMY and the studio chasing Angelina Jolie for BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, Universal is engaged in early talks with Russell Crowe to join their shared universe in the dual roles of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

The characters, originated by author Robert Louis Stevenson, are best known to horror fans as the extremes of good and evil within one man who takes a serum to suppress certain unsavory urges and winds up transforming him into a murderous madman who embraces them. Here, Jekyll and Hyde would be introduced somehow within the story structure of THE MUMMY before they are moved into position to have their own film.

Tom Hardy was the initial choice for the role before those discussions fell apart and Javier Bardem was approached as well, but that obviously didn't happen. However, looking at the names Universal is intent on having involved with their Classic Monster-verse, it is clear they are prepared to use A-list talent to lend credibility to everything they are planning to do and put asses in the seats. It's a sound strategy, that's for sure... Now they just have to make sure the movies are good enough to justify such actors or else it all would have been for naught.

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Source: Variety

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9:52AM on 05/05/2016
Every single one of these classic monsters are so much more interesting as their own. Doing these crossovers is what killed the horror genre in the 50's, and it stayed dead until it's rise again in the late 70s. But it doesn't seem like Universal is interested in making horror movies. Theses characters aren't comic book characters, and I really, really don't want to see them treated as such.
Every single one of these classic monsters are so much more interesting as their own. Doing these crossovers is what killed the horror genre in the 50's, and it stayed dead until it's rise again in the late 70s. But it doesn't seem like Universal is interested in making horror movies. Theses characters aren't comic book characters, and I really, really don't want to see them treated as such.
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4:56PM on 05/06/2016
Horror died out in the '50s? Hammer studios didn't get the memo.
Horror died out in the '50s? Hammer studios didn't get the memo.
4:56PM on 05/06/2016
Double post. You've got to love it when that happens. :)
Double post. You've got to love it when that happens. :)
8:30AM on 05/05/2016

False headline?

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8:19AM on 05/05/2016
I've wanted to see another Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde since I read the book as a kid. Russell Crowe would be a great choice (though, arguably, Tom Hardy would be even better), and yet, what the hell would Dr. Jekyll have to do with the Mummy? Mr. Hyde isn't even an iconic character of Universal Gothic Horror! The Mummy, the Phantom of the Opera, Frankenstein's Monster, the Bride, Dracula, and the Creature from the Black Lagoon were.
I've wanted to see another Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde since I read the book as a kid. Russell Crowe would be a great choice (though, arguably, Tom Hardy would be even better), and yet, what the hell would Dr. Jekyll have to do with the Mummy? Mr. Hyde isn't even an iconic character of Universal Gothic Horror! The Mummy, the Phantom of the Opera, Frankenstein's Monster, the Bride, Dracula, and the Creature from the Black Lagoon were.
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7:01PM on 05/04/2016

False headline?

The Variety article specifically says Crowe is in "early talks to play a Dr. Jekyll-type role." Nowhere does is say he's playing the dual Jekyll/Hyde role as created by Stevenson.
The Variety article specifically says Crowe is in "early talks to play a Dr. Jekyll-type role." Nowhere does is say he's playing the dual Jekyll/Hyde role as created by Stevenson.
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5:19PM on 05/04/2016

Im in

Russell Crowe is a God in my opinion when it comes to acting. I never cared for comic book movies cuz their boring as fuck, but ill be there to watch any movie with Crowe playing dual roles. I am also super psyched to see cruise in the mummy, im digging universals approach in starting with the actors as the foundation, crowe and cruise have both arguably the greatest screen presences of all time
Russell Crowe is a God in my opinion when it comes to acting. I never cared for comic book movies cuz their boring as fuck, but ill be there to watch any movie with Crowe playing dual roles. I am also super psyched to see cruise in the mummy, im digging universals approach in starting with the actors as the foundation, crowe and cruise have both arguably the greatest screen presences of all time
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4:24PM on 05/04/2016

Universal is going too fast and giving fans exactly what they DON'T want

Universal is taking a note out of DC's book, instead of Marvels. There is no need to have a movie introduce other characters from completely different worlds. Also, none of these characters should exist in modern times. This mummy movie sounds fucking stupid. Military vs Mummy? Really? Whats next, the marines vs Frankenstein? US Air force vs Dracula??? Enough with these shitty action movies. Bring back classic horror characters as just that CLASSIC HORROR. Stop pandering to the fucking
Universal is taking a note out of DC's book, instead of Marvels. There is no need to have a movie introduce other characters from completely different worlds. Also, none of these characters should exist in modern times. This mummy movie sounds fucking stupid. Military vs Mummy? Really? Whats next, the marines vs Frankenstein? US Air force vs Dracula??? Enough with these shitty action movies. Bring back classic horror characters as just that CLASSIC HORROR. Stop pandering to the fucking millennials who never picked up a book in their life and waste 10 hours a day on their phones.
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6:42PM on 05/04/2016
Well, they're not really doing the same thing. Based on my understanding the article, they are introducing each monster in their own individual films. I would prefer the movie were set in Victorian times, but I like the idea of a shared Universal Monsters movie universe. I just hope they keep the movies fun, and don't make them too dark. That would be taking a note out of DC's book. Look at Showtime's Penny Dreadful for an example of how this might work well.
Well, they're not really doing the same thing. Based on my understanding the article, they are introducing each monster in their own individual films. I would prefer the movie were set in Victorian times, but I like the idea of a shared Universal Monsters movie universe. I just hope they keep the movies fun, and don't make them too dark. That would be taking a note out of DC's book. Look at Showtime's Penny Dreadful for an example of how this might work well.
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