Leigh Whannell | Michael Buckner/Deadline Universal is looking to get back into the kung-fu superhero business. The studio has for weeks now been meeting with potential directors for their upcoming The Green Hornet and Kato movie. However, sources are telling Deadline that since Leigh Whannell threw his hat into the ring, Universal has been itching … Continue reading Universal Eyeing ‘The Invisible Man’ Director Leigh Whannell For ‘Green Hornet and Kato’ Reboot
Universal Pictures has landed the rights to finance and distribute Christopher Nolan's next film. The project will reportedly center around J. Robert Oppenheimer and the creation of the atomic bomb. Oppenheimer of course was theoretical physicist who became renown for heading the team that oversaw the development of the bomb that infamously put an end … Continue reading Christopher Nolan Finds Next Movie, Moving Over To Universal
Deadline reported back in April that Sentient Entertainment had come out on top of a competitive bidding war to gain control of the rights to remake the classic Nicole Kidman supernatural thriller The Others. Now, the outlet is reporting that Sentient has found a distributing partner in Universal Pictures. The original film became a surprise … Continue reading ‘The Others’ Remake Coming From Universal & Sentient Entertainment
Following the success of Leigh Whannell’s update on The Invisible Man, Variety is now reporting that Blumhouse is sinking its teeth into Dracula. Destroyer and The Invitation director Karyn Kusama is attached to direct. Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay, who previously teamed with Kusama on the two aforementioned projects, will also write Dracula. The report … Continue reading Blumhouse Resurrecting ‘Dracula’, Karyn Kusama Directing
As I mentioned in my review for The Invisible Man, Universal Pictures has been desperate for quite some time now to resurrect their gallery of classical movie monsters. They’ve tried again and again to reinvent the wheel in hopes of appealing to a younger generation of moviegoers and each time they’ve failed to sustain any … Continue reading Universal Monsters: What’s Coming After ‘The Invisible Man’?
DIRECTORLeigh WhannellSCREENWRITERLeigh WhannellSTARSElisabeth MossOliver Jackson-CohenAldis HodgeStorm ReidHarriet DyerMichael Dorman RATINGR (for some strong bloody violence, and language)RUNTIME113 minutesRELEASE DATEFebruary 28, 2020STUDIOUniversal PicturesGENREHorror, Mystery/Suspense For nearly two decades, Universal Pictures has tried but failed to revamp their legacy monster movies as fantastical, action-packed adventures. Their grander vision ultimately included a shared cinematic universe that culminated with … Continue reading ‘The Invisible Man’ (2020) Movie Review: What’s Old Is Frightening Again!
Since its initial 1938 publication, John W. Campbell Jr’s novella Who Goes There?, about a shape-shifting monster from space that terrorizes a group of scientists in Antarctica, has twice been adapted for the big screen. The first attempt came with 1951's The Thing From Another World. The more recognized interpretation, of course, is John Carpenter's … Continue reading Blumhouse Adapting Long Lost Novel That Inspired ‘The Thing’
Facing the continued decline of physical disc sales, Universal and Warner Bros. are pooling their DVD distribution resources as part of a major new deal. Courtesy of Variety, Universal Studios Home Entertainment and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment have entered into a pact to form a new joint venture to distribute DVDs in North America for … Continue reading Universal, Warner Bros. Combine Forces to Combat Dwindling Disc Sales
Directed by: Sophia Takal Written by: Sophia Takal & April Wolfe Starring: Imogen Poots, Brittany O'Grady, Lily Donoghue, Aleyse Shannon, Cary Elwes & Caleb Eberhardt Rating: PG-13 (for violence, terror, thematic content involving sexual assault, language, sexual material and drinking) Genre: Horror, Slasher, Mystery & Suspense Release date: Dec. 13, 2019 (Wide)Runtime: 86 minutes Studio: … Continue reading ‘Black Christmas’ (2019) Movie Review: Holiday horror that’s more broke than woke
Universal has decided against releasing Blumhouse's The Hunt, which sees 12 red-state strangers being hunted by the rich and powerful for sport, on Sept. 27 as originally planned. Sources are telling outlets like Deadline that the film's cancelling was a mutual decision come to by the studio with The Hunt filmmakers. Universal released the following statement this morning: … Continue reading Universal Pulls Release Of Blumhouse’s ‘The Hunt’ Following Mass Shootings