It may sound a bit funny, but Universal making a shared continuity out of its classic monsters isn’t a bad or even a new idea. Unfortunately, in its inaugural film The Mummy, the studio just managed to completely miss what made these characters work in the first place.
Sometimes people like to render metaphors literally, and in the case of The Mummy, the metaphor “take a licking” results in the Mummy (Sofia Boutella) laying her tongue on Nick Morton (Tom Cruise). Although, let’s be honest, Tom Cruise is always just playing Tom Cruise.
Universal is desperate to create a franchise out of the classic “monsters” that ruled the studio from the 1920s to 1960. It’s calling this thing “Dark Universe” and it’s all kicking off with that ridiculous Tom Cruise-starring Mummy. And now we get word about more monster movies being planned and they make no sense.
Universal has officially unveiled the “Dark Universe,” the name for its shared universe of monster movie reboots now kicking off with The Mummy next month. It’s also confirmed some major cast members and the next ghoulish entry in the franchise.
I was totally ready to let the upcoming reboot of The Mummy pass me by. The trailers seemed to offer yet another installment of “Tom Cruise Running From Things.” But this new look at the movie focuses on just why Princess Ahmanet wants to break stuff, and now I’m quite intrigued.
The second trailer for The Mummy reboot is here, and we finally learn who exactly the mummy is, what she wants, and how Tom Cruise’s character is connected to, basically, everything.
A nausea-inducing behind-the-scenes featurette shows how Tom Cruise, Annabelle Wallis, and the crew defied gravity to bring a key scene from The Mummy to life. No Book of the Dead required.
There are two interesting changes apparent in Alex Kurtzman’s version of the classic Universal monster: the Mummy is a woman, and the character has a much darker-looking design than what we’re used to. The reason for a lot of that, apparently, is because of what Apocalypse looked like in X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Universal’s latest reboot of its classic monsters involves Tom Cruise, Russell Crowe, and Russell Crowe’s hilarious haircut facing a vengeful mummy, played by Sofia Boutella (Star Trek: Beyond.)
There aren’t many places you can experience Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween, The Exorcist, The Purge, American Horror Story, and The Walking Dead all in one place, and survive the experience. In fact, there’s just one: Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights.
Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, and SeaWorld Florida have all put up signs about mosquito prevention efforts today. The Florida theme parks will also start offering free mosquito repellant to any visitors who ask for it. But curiously you won’t find the one word that matters on any of the signs or handouts: Zika.
King Kong and Skull Island are having a pretty big resurgence right now, what with both a new movie and a new ride bearing the island’s name. And now we have the very first look at the King Kong you’ll come face to face with at Universal Orlando. Spoiler alert: it’s a giant gorilla.
Hey, did you ever think it was weird that Xena and Gabrielle barely shared any screen time in the opening credits sequence of Xena: Warrior Princess? Well, it turns out that was a studio note. A ridiculous studio note.
Back in 2014, it was reported that a reboot of Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles was on the way to the big screen. We’ve heard nothing about it since ... until now.
According to Deadline, Ridley Scott is in early negotiations to direct a movie-adaptation of the 60s TV show The Prisoner. This is a bad idea since A) Ridley Scott doesn’t have time for this, he has approximately four billion other projects already on his slate and B) The Prisoner needs to be left alone.
Looks like those recent rumors about Universal looking to gender-swap some of the stars of their Universal Monsters reboots might have been true! New reports suggest that rising Kingsman: The Secret Service star Sofia Boutella has signed on to terrorize the world as the iconic monster.
Well, chalk this one up on the list of things we never expected to hear today. After trying to make a TV breakthrough over a decade ago on channel formerly known as Sci-Fi, cult classic Tremors is heading to TV once more: but this time, it’ll wield the unstoppable star power of Kevin Bacon himself.
In 2007, a home video of a baby dancing to Prince’s 1984 masterpiece Let’s Go Crazy was uploaded onto YouTube. Eight years and a few dozen lawyers later, a federal appeals court has ruled that uploading the video was an OK thing to do — a judgement that is of surprising importance to the rest of the internet.
Universal Orlando transforms itself into a murderous, terrifying gothic wonderland every fall. This year is the 25th anniversary of Halloween Horror Nights, and it’s filled with iconic scenes from horror history that make the guests victims in their personal horror movies. Here’s how they build their elaborate horror…