Universal Pictures unveils 'Dark Universe' as relaunch of classic movie monsters

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This will set the tone for the rest of the films to come. The studio has plenty of plans to create a handful of monster movies, include the Bride of Frankenstein in February 2019 and so on.

Universal Studios has given us some of the most iconic films and monsters in the history of the horror genre.

Universal is tapping into its own intellectual property from previous film adaptations of the classic monster tales the studio released throughout the early 20th Century, including the 1931 adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula and 1935's The Bride of Frankenstein.

Like we said, it all begins with The Mummy, which stars Tom Cruise and Sofia Boutella.

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The mummy will probably be back for at least another round, as Universal confirmed upcoming reboots of "The Bride of Frankenstein" and "The Invisible Man" on Monday.

Who else would you like to see cast in future films, and how long do you think it will be before the most iconic monster of all - Count Dracula - will make his presence felt within these movies?

As for other characters in the cinematic universe, Johnny Depp and Javier Bardem are already onboard to play the roles of The Invisible Man and Frankenstein's Monster, respectively, while Russell Crowe is making his debut as Dr. Jekyll in The Mummy.

The "Dark Universe" films are all connected by a "mysterious, multi-national organization, known as Prodigium", the studio revealed.

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Via a press release on their new Dark Universe website, we also got a few new bits of information pertaining to the budding, interconnected movie series as well. According to the report, a casting announcement for the titular character will be announced soon. NBCUniversal is one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience.

Previously Universal had announced an April 13th, 2018 release date for the second unannounced film in this new franchise.

Universal seems fully committed to the Dark Universe and so far, everything sounds very promising.

What do you think of all of this news? Let me know in the comments!

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