HOLLYWOOD – With the Dark Universe in trouble, Universal issue a statement confirming the franchise will go ahead.
The Universal franchise – ‘The Dark Universe’ – is in trouble. Creative heads Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan have left – Kurtzman to work on Star Trek Discovery and Morgan to wash his hair – leaving the franchise very much in doubt. The Tom Cruise vehicle The Mummy tanked at the Box Office earlier this year, leading to rumors that the whole project was in trouble. However, today a spokesperson at Universal issued the following statement EXCLUSIVELY to the Studio Exec:
Although there have been some personnel changes on our creative team, The Dark Universe is to go ahead with a series of films based on iconic monsters from Universal’s cinematic legacy. However, certain changes are going to take place. First of all, The Invisible Man – starring Johnny Depp – will actually be an Invisible Film. The first kind of film ever to be shot with this 0D ground breaking technology, people won’t be able to see it anywhere.
Did you say 0D?
Yes, it’s like 3D, but you know 3 less.
The new Frankenstein film will just be a mash up of all the other Frankenstein films. And colorized. Javier Bardem will do the narration.
Russell Crowe stars in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in a new definition of terror.
This sounds good.
We’re changing the film into a musical and Crowe will be singing all the way through.
I knew you’d like that. We’re just worried about the certificate.