It was a bold move, announcing a full, connected, star-studded franchise before releasing a single movie. But that’s what Universal did earlier this summer with the monster-centric Dark Universe. Then The Mummy came out. Now, it seems things may already be coming apart at the seams.
Tom Cruise’s new film, The Mummy, is essentially a monster movie Iron Man; it’s the first film in Universal’s new cinematic universe of monsters, which will include Frankenstein, the Invisible Man, and other horrors from the studio’s rich, historic past. Here’s the breakdown of everything The Mummy can tell us about…
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.
Though The Mummy stars Tom Cruise and Sofia Boutella, one of the most intriguing characters is played by Russell Crowe. The Oscar winner is Dr. Jekyll, a key figure in the new Universal Monsters film universe, and this new video reveals his dark side.
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.
“Welcome to a new world of Gods and Monsters.” That’s the tagline for The Mummy, the 2017 Tom Cruise movie which just released its first trailer, and the statement is true in more ways than one. If all goes according to plan, The Mummy will be the first film in a new shared cinematic world filled with Universal…
Despite what it may look like at the start, this is not a trailer for Mission: Impossible 6. Sure, there’s Tom Cruise, on a plane, in the middle of a huge action scene. But once the ancient evil lady starts walking around, it’s obvious this is something quite different. This is The Mummy.
Which is bad and upsetting news, but shouldn’t be particularly surprising news, since it’s September—four months before its original January premiere date—and we still haven’t heard of anyone being cast for this show yet.
This is the best possible choice. Bryan Fuller—who worked on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager back in the day, before going on to create Pushing Daisies, Wonderfalls and Hannibal—will be the showrunner of the new Star Trek TV show.
Tom Cruise is about to go full Brendan Fraser. According to Variety, the iconic actor is in talks to star in the brand new Universal reboot of The Mummy, which sets up a new connected Monsters universe.
It’s only logical it would come to this. The rejuvenation of Star Trek on the big screen, eventually, had to do the same for the franchise’s native medium, television. And after months of rumors and speculation, it’s actually happening—Star Trek is coming back to TV.
CBS has made a commitment to produce a pilot for a Limitless series, based on the 2011 movie starring Bradley Cooper. The show was in development last year, but now you can officially get ready for Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman's take on a drug that enhances the brain with some intense side affects. [Deadline]
Universal has big plans for their stable of classic movie monsters, specifically beginning a "Universal Monsters cinematic universe" a la Marvel. And the studio has announced it will begin with Universal's Mummy: The First Monster, to be directed by Alex Kurtzman, and due out in 2016.
This week, we return to the Star Trek universe that J.J. Abrams rebooted using time travel. And meanwhile, Abrams is adapting Stephen King's book 11/22/63. So it's a great time to ask: How does time travel work in the Abrams-verse? If you're in a J.J. Abrams story and you build a time machine, what should you expect…
This is an interesting match-up: the Star Trek and Transformers writing duo Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci are writing a new supernatural pilot for Fox with director Len Wiseman (Underworld). Wiseman has proven himself on television with his popular pilot for Hawaii Five-0, so there's that. Plus, maybe Orci and Kurtzman…
It looks like the Ender's Game movie is really moving forward, with Gavin Hood (Wolverine) as director. The film put out a ton of casting calls a couple weeks ago, including all the major characters.
The Star Trek 2 script was supposed to be finished by Christmas 2009, and it's still not done. So it should surprise nobody that there's talk that the Trek sequel may be delayed six months from June 2012 release date.
Transformers: Prime is the latest computer-animated incarnation of the long-running franchise, executive produced by the writers of the Transformers movies and reuniting the original voices of Optimus Prime and Megatron. After the show's initial five-part miniseries last year, Transformers Prime returns this Friday…
What's in store for us on television this fall? If the pilot scripts the networks have ordered are anything to go by, there'll be lots of zombies, fantasy police work, angels, and superheroes. Here's our complete run-down of the pilot scripts that each of the major networks is looking at for Fall 2011 at the moment.