'Phantom of the Opera' and 'Hunchback' to get movie reboots

Camille Rivera
June 7, 2017

With Universal's The Mummy set to unspool on Friday, its already time to set our sights on the next components of the studios wide-sweeping web of interconnected horror reboots from its crowded stable of monster movies. He tells Fandom, "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..."

In an interview with Den of Geek, The Mummy director Alex Kurtzman shared a few new details on the Bride of Frankenstein reboot and discussed the iconic status of the titular creature. And Johnny Depp has officially inked a deal to headline The Invisible Man and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is rumored to transform himself into The Wolfman.

Namely, by announcing a quadrillion different films in the franchise before the first one has even hit cinemas, which appears to be the gargantuan gamble Universal is now taking with its proposed Dark Universe.

Facebook/UniversalStudiosEntertainmentA promotional image for Universal's Dark Universe. The movie already has Bill Condon as its director and a release date has been scheduled for February 14, 2019.

"There are characters within those films that can grow and expand and maybe even spin off", he explained.

Phantom of the Opera and Hunchback of Notre Dame, now known to many as a stage musical and an animated Disney film, were first two "monster" movies the studio produced in the early '20s, both starring legendary silent film actor Lon Chaney.

That being said, we'll have to wait and see how The Mummy performs over the weekend to see if audiences are really interested in this new world of gods and monsters.

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

Meanwhile, Dracula Untold(starring Luke Evans) has been added to the list as well, which comes off as a bit of a surprise since it was initially thought to be the first film for Universal's Dark Universe. "The Mummy" helmer adds that spin-offs and side stories may also be made, considering that there are some characters in those tales whose stories can be explored more.

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