Mummy, the Invisible Man, Dracula and other classic monsters back to the movies


  • Universal wants to resurrect his universe of classic monsters.
  • The first two films of the relaunch of the franchise will The Mummy , starring TomCruise, and The Invisible man , with Johnny Depp.
  • later arrive Dracula, Frankenstein and The wolf man.

Universal monsters

almost a century ago, the fangs of Dracula caused terror in film, Frankenstein’s monster overwhelmed viewers and the werewolf to fears any howl beyond midnight.

Muchísmas decades before the birth of mythology Star Wars , long before the world Marvel made around the película” the Avengers , these iconic creatures of fantasy literature formed, thanks to Universal studios, the first cinematic universe of history, a world in which all these beings cohabited.

However, over time, these creatures of the classic horror film they were moving away from gender and losing therefore its ability to generate fear inspiring when wearing a white and black of celluloid. In return, they have become universal figures, part of the collective imagination and pop culture. Now, Universal, adding to the fashions of the most commercial cinema, plans to relaunch the image of these monsters as part of a universe shared.

at the moment, has already been confirmed that the relaunch of this franchise will take place on March 24, 2017 to A new version of The Mummy starring Tom Cruise , scripted by Chris Morgan ( Fast and Furious 7 ) and directed by Alex Kurtzman , creator of the series Fringe .

it has also announced un Reset history The Invisible Man with Johnny Depp in the central role. In addition, the producer wants become The Bride of Frankenstein , but has not been heard anything about it since the first rumors emerged.

Initially, the film was going to begin this universe was reborn Drácula: Untold Legend (2014). In fact, the final scene of the film already pointed in that direction and the intention was to include a cameo of Vlad Tepes III (Luke Evans) in the next story of the mummy. However, the results of box office but not espectaculares- -good and bad reviews made the producer corriese a veil over this claim.

So hopefully a new Dracula is one in the coming years the mummy and the invisible man. The other characters are jointly signed by Universal Frankenstein and his bride, the werewolf and Van Helsing. Other things that could have eventually with a cinematic update are the Phantom of the Opera, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and the monster from the black lagoon.

new stories, although they kept touches of horror, will be much more focused on adventure and action that classic versions. This change gender has a lot to do with the change of approach, because this time the monsters are the villains but heroes.

“Superheroes tend to be perfect, but viewers will not experience in real life be the greatest, strongest or fastest in the world more intelligent. However, there is darkness inside everyone, and everyone wants to turn a curse into a power. the monsters have been in the shadows and I think is time to bring them out “, said screenwriter Chris Morgan to talk about this new batch of films.

the three big monsters

Dracula, Frankenstein’s monster and the wolf man formed the core of the film universe of Universal. In fact, they agreed on several movies like House of Frankenstein (1944) and House of Dracula (1945). The three powerful figures in popular culture, have jumped to the big screen on countless occasions.


Created by writer Bram Stoker in 1897, Dracula soon become the main reference of vampiric culture (actually much older). Based on folklore and superstitions, Stoker defined attributes , surrounded it with a powerful imagery (sharp fangs, blood, coffins, garlic, crucifixes, wolves, bats …) and made it a recurring figure of popular culture.

the character has given rise to much film material, films like Nosferatu 1922 (Murnau failed to gain the rights of the original story and renamed the vampire), the starring Béla Lugosi and Christopher Lee, and Bram Stoker (1992), directed by Francis Ford Coppola and considered the best and most faithful adaptation of the novel.

Frankenstein’s monster

This misunderstood creature, formed by the remains of corpses and breathed life thanks to a scientist Victor Frankenstein experiment, born in 1818 the imagination of British author Mary Shelly as a modern Prometheus who snatches the sacred fire of life to divinity. The monster is an intelligent, peaceful and loving beauty, however, becomes aggressive and vindictive because the rejection that show you humans because of their disgusting and intimidating aspect to be.

Frankenstein has been a recurring figure in the small and the big screen during the last century. In the film, besides the classic Frankentein, include Young Frankenstein (1974), American comedy of 1974 directed by Mel Brooks , and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1994), directed by Kenneth Branagh and starring Robert De Niro . In 2014, we attempted to update the myth of the película” I, Frankenstein , but the film was a major failure of critical and box office.

the Wolfman

the lycanthrope, a man who becomes a wolf, is a legendary creature found in many independent cultures throughout the world. The association of metamorphosis with the full moon was first mentioned by the medieval chronicler Gervase of Tilbury (1150-1228) but was modern fiction that has popularized the image. Also recently the legend that it is possible to kill a werewolf firing a silver bullet.

The first film that used the figure of the werewolf was Werewolf of London in 1935 . in 1941, the creature became part of the cinematic universe of Universal. Since then, the werewolf has appeared in countless films, some as popular as An American Werewolf in London (1981) John Landis or Howls (1981) by Joe Dante. The last prominent on the monster feature was The Wolfman (2010), remake of the 1941 film starring Benicio del Toro, Emily Blunt and Anthony Hopkins.


Mummy, the Invisible Man, Dracula and other classic monsters back to the movies
Source: english  
March 9, 2016

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