Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan to Create Crossover Universe for Universal Monsters

Universal is looking to get into the act with a plan to create a unified world for their monsters and this is where the story begins.

Just like the others (e.g. Warner Bros. and Sony) they have also noticed Marvel’s success in allowing their various films to crossover with one another to create a bigger fictional universe.

And now smart dudes from Universal have started working on emulating it with a plan to merge their various classic monster characters like Frankenstein, Dracula, The Wolf Man, Creature of the Black Lagoon, The Mummy and more into a shared universe.

Can you guess who will save these characters trapped in the past?

Yep, Roberto Orci’s former partner Alex Kurtzman and writer Chris Morgan have been tapped to homogenize Universal’s classic monsters for mass consumption.

Kurtzman has been part of the Transformers, Star Trek and The Amazing Spider-Man franchises while Morgan has provided the scripts for the studio’s more reliable franchise, The Fast and the Furious, starting with Tokyo Drift, the point that pretty much redefined the series.

The duo have reportedly already started to “to put together an interconnected slate of Monster films, and the first will be a reboot of The Mummy, which will be released April 22, 2016. Part of their duty will be to work closely with production, marketing, promotions and consumer product to support the revival. They will also reevaluate projects which have preexisting attachments, and bring it under one cohesive strategy.”

The studio stretched these franchises with films such as Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman and Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein. Moreover, Dracula, the Wolf Man, and Frankenstein’s Monster shared the screen as recently as 2004 with Van Helsing and with the upcoming Dracula Untold, but the results have never been that great. Putting monsters together in the same movie isn’t a new concept, but this is the first time they’ve tried to revive all of the characters in a connected world.

Check out The Onion’s interview with Chris Morgan (because, you know, it never gets old) until we get more news.

I think the only way it would be interesting is if the monsters are actually supervillains. What do you think?

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