x Universal’s one-movie Dark Universe will go down as a cautionary tale for any producers looking to hop onto the bandwagon that Marvel Studios started. But while the disastrous box office performance of 2017’s The Mummy forced the studio to hastily scrap the various plans they’d presumptuously laid out, it seems that Universal is taking a second stab at the franchise with a fresh new strategy, namely: let Blumhouse Productions do the work. Variety reports that the studio responsible for kicking off several successful horror properties – including Insidious, The Purge and Paranormal Activity – has been tasked with working on a series of movies based on Universal monsters, starting with The Invisible Man. While the project was first announced years ago with Johnny Depp in the lead, it’s said that the actor is not involved in the Blumhouse version, which currently has Upgrade and Insidious: Chapter 3 helmsman Leigh Whannell on board to direct. … [Read more...] about Blumhouse To Reboot Universal Monsters, Starting With The Invisible Man
Feature horror List movies Universal By Nate Williams What happened to Universal’s Monster movies? Cinematic universes are huge right now. It can be certain that, in every boardroom at every major studio, executives are sitting around trying to think of which properties they can turn into franchises. It’s how it goes. You’ve got the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, you’ve got the Marvel Cinematic Universe, you’ve got the DC Extended Universe, and so on. Everyone wants a franchise. And why wouldn’t they? The Fast and Furious universe, the Despicable Me franchise, the aforementioned superhero studios are all enjoying nice, fat billion-dollar profits. As a studio head, you’d be foolish not to want in on that. That’s why it’s so painful to see the Universal Dark Universe fail so miserably. The poor producers at Universal have tried, and tried, and tried, to make this work. But they just can’t seem to grasp it. Now, … [Read more...] about What Happened to Universal’s Monster Movies?
Movie News Super7 Universal Monsters By Max Evry ON October 31, 2018 CS Unboxed: Halloween Haul With Universal Monsters & More! ComingSoon.net is bringing you a special Halloween edition of our premium unboxing video series CS Unboxed, featuring Universal Monsters movies and Halloween Superbuckets from Super7! Check out the video below to see our Halloween Haul! Click here to purchase the Super7 Universal Monsters Superbuckets! Every day is Halloween at Super7 with the Frankenstein and Creature from the Black Lagoon Superbuckets! An officially licensed retro plastic bucket for trick or treaters of all ages, they retail for $20 each. Click here to purchase the Universal Classic Monsters box set! Thirty of the most iconic cinematic masterpieces starring the most famous monsters of horror movie history come together on Blu-ray for the first time ever in the Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. … [Read more...] about CS Unboxed: Halloween Haul With Universal Monsters & More!
Earlier this year, Super7 announced plans to make classic Universal Monsters retro-style Halloween buckets and even showed off the pre-production samples at the New York Toy Fair. The company has just announced that they will have the Frankenstein and Creature from the Black Lagoon buckets for sale at this year's New York Comic-Con from October 4th through the 7th with each bucket costing a mere $20. In the original announcement, there were Wolfman and The Mummy buckets, but Super7 will only have the Frankenstein and Creature from the Black Lagoon buckets for sale at this time. Both of Super7's 1980s-style Halloween buckets look awesome, but the Creature from the Black Lagoon has a slight edge over Frankenstein's Monster, whichever you prefer. However, The Wolf Man bucket looks the best out of all four when it made its debut through the pre-production samples. It's unclear if Super7 has completely ditched the Wolfman and Mummy buckets, or if they'll be available at a later date, … [Read more...] about Universal Monsters Get Turned Into Retro Halloween Buckets for NYCC
Halloween is right around the corner, so why not kick off the spookiest season of all with the Universal Monsters Blu-ray box set? This whopping 30-film collection has some of the best classic horror movies ever made, together for the first time on Blu-ray. And here’s the best part: we’re giving one away for free. As we reported earlier this week, Universal has gathered all their ghouls and monsters together for a new 30-film box set. Now, we have a chance for you to win that box set – for free. In addition to the films, the box set contains “a 48-page collectible book filled with behind-the-scenes stories and rare production photographs and is accompanied by an array of bonus features including behind-the-scenes documentaries, the 1931 Spanish version of Dracula, Featurettes on Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Jr., and Jack Pierce, 13 expert feature commentaries, archival footage, production photographs, theatrical trailers and more. The perfect gift for … [Read more...] about Contest: Win a Universal Monsters Blu-ray Box Set