'Mummy' Director Reveals 2 New Titles in Universal's Dark Universe

Jay Jacobs
June 7, 2017

Now the creative mind behind the Dark Universe, and director and producer of The Mummy, Alex Kurtzman, has exclusively revealed to FANDOM that we'll get Phantom of the Opera and The Hunchback of Notre Dame among other titles added to the roster.

"We know we're going to do "Frankenstein", "Bride of Frankenstein", "Dracula", "Creature from the Black Lagoon", "Phantom of the Opera", "Hunchback of Notre Dame" and "Invisible Man".

As for which A-listers the "Transformers" alum fancies seeing in the roles?

"I'd love to bring Michael Fassbender in, I'd love to bring Jennifer Lawrence in, I'd love to see Charlize Theron in there, Angelina Jolie." he listed off, sounding suspiciously like the list you'd be given if you were simply asked to name four famous people.

More classic horror characters are being added to Universal Pictures' relaunch of its most popular monsters.

Even before The Mummy comes out in theaters, Universal is slowly letting details trickle in regarding their other planned movies for the Dark Universe. Meanwhile, former "Dracula" movies were loosely based on Bram Stoker's novel of the same name.

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Jolie has been mentioned as a favorite to play as Frankenstein's bride but negotiations have not been started.

We already know about The Bride of Frankenstein being next at bat on February 14, 2019 with Beauty and the Beast's Bill Condon directing from a screenplay by Jurassic Park's David Koepp.

At its organizing principle, Dark Universe films are connected by a mysterious multi-national organization known as Prodigium.

Disney fans are no doubt familiar with the animated version of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, but both "Hunchback" and "Phantom" were some of the first monster movies produced by Universal in the 1920s. There was speculation that Dracula Untold, which starred Luke Evans, was going to be part of the monster universe, but it was never verified as the film did not do well at the box office. But since the movie wasn't successful enough, it wasn't considered as the film that would jump-start the dark movie series. For one, Katharine Trendacosta of iO9 implied that including these franchises in the Dark Universe may not work.

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