Movies Definitely are Turning Into TV

…Except they cost way more to watch. What’re we talking about? Just this:

universal-pictures-100th-anniversaryby Liz Suess

Fans of classic monster movies, beware!

Universal Pictures is extremely well-known for many of their classic movie monsters, including Frankenstein’s monster, Dracula, Wolf Man, and The Mummy. They’ve decided to take all of these classic movies and re-vamp them, while at the same time creating a unified world between films. Recently, they’ve gained a lot of popularity from franchises such as The Fast and the Furious and Despicable Me, so it’s nice to see them going back to their roots.

Early development has already begun on this incredibly ambitious project. It seems like they want to do something similar to the Marvel universe—where all movies can mostly stand on their own but also are interconnecting with characters and plots. Alex Kurtzman (Star Trek) and Chris Morgan (The Fast and the Furious) are reported to be the front-runners on this project, although nothing beyond that is official just yet. There have been a lot of remakes in the past, however none have tapped into the unity that this project entails. There’s a lot of charm to watching old monster films just to see how far movie production has come, but it will be fun to see the monsters re-vamped for the 21st century.

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Damn you, Marvel! What have you done?