Tag: Universal

‘Jennifer’s Body’ Director Karyn Kusama to Helm ‘Dracula’ for Blumhouse/Universal

Universal’s Monsterverse, which was abandoned after horrible box office returns from 2017’s The Mummy, is now expected to return. The newest entry is said to be a new Dracula film that Karyn Kusama, director of Destroyer, will be helming. Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions is currently in the middle of setting up the film and will ...

Diego Luna No Longer Attached to ‘Scarface’ Remake

After two years of silence,  Diego Luna, the supposed star of Universal’s remake of Scarface, has confirmed that he’s no longer attached to star in the project. According to Collider, the actor took the opportunity to clear up any confusion while appearing at Sundance. It was here that Luna confirmed that he would not be ...

Dexter Fletcher to Direct Universal Monster Movie ‘Renfield,’ Based on the Dracula Character

Dexter Fletcher, who most recently directed the Elton John biopic Rocketman, will be directing Renfield, a Universal Pictures monster movie connected to the world of Dracula. The character of Renfield originated in Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel Dracula as a patient in an asylum with an obsession for drinking blood, deluded into thinking he will find immortality. He serves as a ...

Universal Sets Two New M. Night Shyamalan Movies for 2021, 2023

M. Night Shyamalan and Universal Pictures will continue their partnership, the studio announced on Monday. Two new original Shyamalan projects are set for release in theaters on Feb. 26, 2021 and Feb. 17, 2023. Both movies are untitled at this point, and no plot details are known. Universal and Shyamalan have worked together on the director’s ...

‘Good Boys’ Film Review

If Superbad is the gold standard for raunchy high school comedies, then Good Boys, in my humble opinion, is the first “coming of age” comedy since the 2007 hit to come close to that level of humor.  Although the film follows the escapades of three middle schoolers, all of the typical high school comedy tropes ...

‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ Film Review

Can humanity co-exist with the natural world that surrounds it? And if not, what are the resulting consequences? Those are the central questions behind this year’s monster battle royal, Godzilla: King of the Monsters. It is an interesting — and increasingly relevant — message to place at the heart of this franchise, one that goes ...

‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Star Storm Reid Joins Elisabeth Moss in ‘The Invisible Man’ Remake

Storm Reid is making the trip from Camazotz to the world of Universal Monster Movies. Today, it was announced that the A Wrinkle in Time star has officially joined The Invisible Man remake in the works from Universal and Blumhouse Productions. The film already has Upgrade director Leigh Whannell attached to helm the project and Elisabeth ...

Leonardo DiCaprio in Talks to Star in Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Nightmare Alley’ Remake

Guillermo del Toro’s highly anticipated follow-up to his Oscar-winning film The Shape of Water has found its lead. According to Variety, Leonardo DiCaprio is in negotiations to star in Fox Searchlight’s remake of Nightmare Alley. GDT will direct the pic and co-wrote the script with Kim Morgan. The film will be produced and financed by ...

‘Fighting With My Family’ Film Review

There is something inherently enjoyable about seeing the underdog rise to the top of whatever industry serves as the fixation of their fantasies. This is why, despite inconsistent quality, people love watching Rocky movies so much. There is also a sense of comfort in how predictable the story is; with writers and directors throwing in ...

Universal Monster Movies Are Alive: ‘Invisible Man’ Finds Director

Remember when Universal announced the Dark Universe? A cinematic universe reviving classic Universal monster movies like Frankenstein and the creature from the black lagoon? Well, Universal has decided to completely shake up its plans for that universe. In an exclusive report from Variety, Universal has tabled the idea of an interconnected universe and is reassessing ...

Film Adaptation of Broadway Hit ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ in the Works at Universal

Dear Evan Hansen is getting the movie treatment! The Tony-winning musical, that took Broadway by storm last season, is on its way to the big screen as Universal has acquired the film rights to the musical. Stephen Chbosky, the director behind family film Wonder, is in early negotiations to direct. Steven Levenson is penning the script, having already ...

‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ Film Review

Written by: Mathew ‘JJ’ Simoes In Pacific Rim Uprising, Jake Pentecost (John Boyega) returns to the Pan-Pacific Defense Force after a long absence under uncomfortable circumstances.  He returns as a simple instructor but gets drawn into the secret plot to disrupt the peace experienced in the ten years since the franchise’s previous installment.  Along for ...