Two years ago, Universal announced the start of construction of a cinematic universe, the main characters of which will be Frankenstein , Dracula , The Invisible Man , The Mummy and other characters from classic horror films from this Hollywood major. A team of screenwriters led by Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan managed to quickly draw up a plan for the development of the franchise, after which the studio bosses were able to start looking for performers of key roles.|
The leadership of Universal has not yet announced whether it expects to include Dracula in the fantasy series, and therefore there is a possibility that the start of a new universe will be given by the reboot of The Mummy. The leading roles in the blockbuster were given to the eminent Tom Cruise and Russell Crowe, as well as the rising stars of Hollywood - Annabelle Wallis and Sofia Boutella. In February of this year, it became known that the cast of the franchise was replenished with another big name - the creation of the image of The Invisible Man was entrusted to Johnny Depp.
The bosses of the major did not even think to stop there, but continued to negotiate with the stars of the first magnitude. They want to see Angelina Jolie in the image of the bride of Frankenstein, and Scarlett Johansson is ready to give the main female role in the new version of "Creatures from the Black Lagoon". As Deadline found out, the creators of the monster universe also had an eye on Dwayne Johnson .
Rumor has it that one of the highest-grossing actors of our time has been offered the title role in the upcoming reboot of The Wolfman . Back in November 2014, Aaron Guzikovsky was appointed screenwriter for the film, but since that time, the studio has changed its release date twice. The last time it was talked about the fact that the world premiere of the blockbuster should take place on April 13, 2018 . It was expected that " The Wolfman " will go to work immediately after " The Mummy ", but now insiders do not exclude that the studio will decide to skip ahead some other film in the series, so that wait for Johnson to have a window in his busy filming schedule.
The last werewolf Lawrence Talbot made a guest appearance in 2010. Joe Johnston's tape with Benicio del Toro in the title role not only failed to delight the critics, but also failed to recoup the costs of its production. Unsurprisingly, the studio bosses decided to make another attempt at rebooting the famous 1941 horror movie.
The Universal series of monsters could add to the already impressive roster of Dwayne Johnson franchises. The actor is currently working on "Fast and Furious 8", and ahead of him are shooting in the cinematic universe DC and the sequel to "San Andreas Rift". Recently, the actor also signed up for a film about the hero of the tabloid novels Dok Savage, which may well launch another film series.
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