We’ve been getting an idea of what Roberto Orci is up to since the split, but what is his former partner doing? Alex Kurtzman and writer Chris Morgan have been tapped to reboot Universal’s classic monster movie franchises according to deadline.com.
Before the Fast and the Furious, Jurassic Park and the Bourne franchises became what Universal was known for, they had a Dracula, Frankenstein, The Wolfman, The Mummy, The Creature from the Black Lagoon, The Invisible Man and Bride of Frankenstein. Now Universal is committing to rebooting these franchises into a shared universe. The architect of this endeavor will be Kurtzman and Morgan. Kurtzman has been part of the Transformers, Star Trek and Amazing Spider-Man franchises while Morgan has been the writing force behind Universal’s more reliable franchise, The Fast and the Furious.
Universal has tapped into these characters over the years for movies like Van Helsing, The Mummy, The Wolfman and the upcoming Dracula Untold, but this is the first time they’ve tried to revive all of the characters in a cohesive, connected world. The first movie being put together in this effort is a reboot of the Mummy slated to be released April 22nd, 2016.