After the Darkish Universe debacle in 2017, the success of this 12 months’s The Invisible Man confirmed that Common’s catalogue of film monsters might nonetheless produce a field workplace hit. The studio has a number of different basic monster films in growth, and it has been revealed that Conjuring and Aquaman director James Wan is engaged on a brand new film about Van Helsing.
As reported by Deadline, Wan will produce what’s described as “an unique horror/thriller” that includes the long-lasting vampire hunter, who was created by author Bram Stoker and first appeared in his basic novel Dracula. The movie will probably be directed by Julius Avery, who beforehand helmed the JJ Abrams-produced World Battle II horror Overlord. The film doesn’t have a launch date but.
This is not the primary time that Common has produced a Van Helsing film within the final couple of a long time. In 2004, Hugh Jackman starred within the critically-panned Van Helsing, and a “current day” film in regards to the character was in growth again in 2016.
The Invisible Man launched in February, and though it was solely screened for a couple of weeks earlier than the COVID-19 pandemic shut theaters down worldwide, it nonetheless made $130 million on the worldwide field workplace from a reported manufacturing finances of $7 million. Different Common monster films at the moment in growth embrace The Invisible Girl, to be directed by Elizabeth Banks, and Darkish Military, which has Bridesmaids director Paul Feig hooked up.
This Might was the third anniversary of the notorious Darkish Universe tweet. Common’s extraordinarily short-lived cinematic monster film universe was formally introduced on Twitter in 2017, however the field workplace failure of the primary film, the Tom Cruise-starring The Mummy, meant that the entire franchise was shortly deserted. Whereas the Darkish Universe web site is lengthy gone, the Twitter account nonetheless exists, with solely two tweets as a monument to its superb failure.