Dark Universe

The First Trailer for "The Invisible Man" Teases a Psychological Thriller

"The Invisible Man": Elizabeth Moss Talks the Abuse Analogy Plus a New Image

Universal Pictures tried to do their own version of a shared cinematic universe with their monster movies but the Dark Universe didn't end up panning out. That doesn't mean that Universal isn't going to make movies starring those infamous monsters though; it just means they are going in a different direction. In the case of The […]

'The Handmaid's Tale' Star Elisabeth Moss Boards Universal-Blumhouse's 'The Invisible Man'

Contrary to what the title of Leigh Shannell's upcoming film project might imply, audiences are going to be seeing a lot of The Handmaid's Tale's Elisabeth Moss, with the Emmy Award-winning actress officially on board  Universal-Blumhouse's The Invisible Man. As previously reported, Johnny Depp (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald) is no longer involved in […]

Blumhouse Producing 'Invisible Man' for Universal's Undead Dark Universe

We're sure you'll recall Universal Studios' disastrous attempt to bring new life into the Universal Monsters franchise with the pretty terrible Tom Cruise-led The Mummy. The thought behind the film was to begin a modern chapter of the monsterverse which would include Dracula, Wolfman, The Mummy, Dr. Jeckyl and Mr. Hyde, etc. you get the idea. Thankfully, […]

There Could Be Some Life Left in the Dark Universe

The last we heard about the Dark Universe, the Bride of Frankenstein was put on hold and Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan were exiting the franchise. That was at the end of last year, and everyone has been assuming that the Dark Universe is done. After The Mummy critically bombed and only did okay at […]


In Defense Of The Mummy – An Origin Story Of An Anti-Hero

I'm starting to think that we live in a world where people want to either love or hate everything. Things are either awesome or horrible with no middle ground. I've seen it a lot with film and television, people talking about things in superlatives that just don't deserve it. A couple recent examples are Marvel's […]

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Universal Delays Production Of The Bride Of Frankenstein

Universal Pictures's Bride of Frankenstein reboot has been moved back into pre-production. Word is that director Bill Condon is continuing to work on the script and the studio has undated the film, which has been scheduled for February 14th, 2019. Production would've started in February 2018, but they want to hold off until they are happy […]

The Bride Of Frankenstein Starts Production Early Next Year

The Mummy did not exactly do well at the domestic box office but internationally it did well enough. Universal has made enough money to justify going ahead with the sequels. One of those is going to be Bride of Frankenstein, due out in 2019, with Beauty and the Beast director Bill Condon behind the wheel. […]


'The Mummy' Is Now A Hit, Thanks To The Chinese Box Office

The Mummy is, for lack of a better phrase, not dead. Now that the import ban on western movies has finally come down, the lucrative Chinese Box Office is saving several movies from oblivion. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is reportedly doing very well there, but it probably won't be enough to […]

Mummy Director Alex Kurtzman Not Sure About Future With Dark Universe

In a recent interview with IGN, Mummy (2017) director Alex Kurtzman was asked about his status on the Dark Universe franchise. The Dark Universe, for those who don't know, is the Marvel Studios-esque "shared universe" idea that Universal Pictures is trying with the classic "Universal Monsters" like Dracula, the Wolfman, the Invisible Man, and the aforementioned Mummy. This was intended […]

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[RUMOR] Channing Tatum Sought After For Dark Universe Van Helsing

Floating around the Hollywood Reporter and JoBlo is a rumor that Magic Mike, 21/22 Jump Street, and Hateful Eight actor Channing Tatum is being eyed for the role of Van Helsing in the upcoming Dark Universe shared continuity of movies by Universal Studios. This is almost a bit of a surprise, given the absolute flop that the recent Mummy film turned out to […]

'Bride Of Frankenstein' Will Have A "Relatable Relationship"

The Dark Universe is a thing that's going to happen regardless of what kind of movie The Mummy actually was. At this point there are too many plates up in the air, contacts signed, that it doesn't really matter if no one likes this first one. The next movie we're getting is Bride of Frankenstein […]

'The Mummy' Review: Bogged Down By Exposition And Generic Action

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] The Mummy wants to be a horror movie, an action movie, and kick off an entire universe at the time same — and accomplishes none of those things. Director: Alex Kurtzman Summary: An ancient princess is awakened from her crypt beneath the desert, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that […]

30+ High Quality Images From 'The Mummy'

The Mummy comes out this weekend and it has to go up against Wonder Woman. This is a major problem with the summer movie schedule; there is no time for any movie to make back its money unless it hits big right away. If The Mummy doesn't hit this weekend it absolutely won't the weekend […]

New Featurette For 'The Mummy' Highlights Its Many Locations

Universal Pictures is still pushing The Mummy with everything that they've got right now. Now that it's looking like Wonder Woman is going to be a hit the fact that this is the competition for the latest DCEU movie means it could be in trouble. That isn't stopping them from releasing yet another featurette this […]

RUMOR: Universal Pictures Wants Dwayne Johnson For The Wolfman

The Dark Universe appears to be moving forward before we know whether or not it's going to work. We already know that Javier Bardem is Frankenstein's monster, Johnny Depp is the Invisible Man, Russell Crowe is making his first appearence as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in the upcoming movie The Mummy. We also know […]

New Image Of Sofia Boutella In The Mummy

With two weeks to go until The Mummy's release date, it's time for more promo. Universal Pictures must have a lot riding on this movie for the amount of promotional material we're seeing for it. This time it comes from Empire and features a high-quality look at Sofia Boutella as the mummy. She looks pretty cool, […]

Another New Poster For 'The Mummy' Plus A TV Spot

Summary: An ancient princess is awakened from her crypt beneath the desert, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension. The Mummy will be released on June 9, 2017. On June 9, her powers will be unleashed. Get #TheMummy tickets now: https://t.co/rO4XFEmfr7 pic.twitter.com/VW3t9aL0Oo — #TheMummy (@themummy) May 23, 2017 #TheMummy […]

IMAX Releases A New Poster For 'The Mummy'

Collider posted a new poster for the upcoming The Mummy which is the first movie in Universals Dark Universe. Summary: An ancient princess is awakened from her crypt beneath the desert, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension. The Mummy will be released on Jun 9, 2017.