Monster fans undoubtedly know by now that Universal has grand plans to relaunch their classic monsters in a new series of films that will be interconnected in their own universe ala Marvel’s Avengers. The studio has announced the hiring of Jay Basu to help launch the series of films.
British writer Basu most recently penned the sequel, Monsters: Dark Continent, the film is now in post-production. There is no word yet as to what film he will be working on.
Universal is developing a substantial new production endeavor that will expand and unify a network of classic characters and stories. The architects of that narrative are Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan. Kurtzman’s credits include Transformers, Star Trek and The Amazing Spider-Man, while Morgan is the writer behind five installments of Universal’s The Fast And The Furious franchise.
As reported previously by us, Universal is developing the new monster franchise as more action oriented than horror, which doesn’t make a lot of sense since the classic monster horror films of the 1930’s and 40’s are what made Universal what they are today. We’ll have to wait and see if they really know what they are doing.
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