The Universal Monsters movie schedule has been updated with a mystery 2019 release
The Universal Monsters movie schedule has been updated again today with the announcement of a third Universal Monsterverse film set for release February 15, 2019. The mystery Universal Monsters movie will follow the Alex Kurtzman-helmed The Mummy, which lands in theaters June 9, 2017, as well as another mystery Monsterverse movie set for release April 13, 2018.
Although neither the 2018 or 2019 Universal Monsters movie releases have revealed their titles, it’s a likely bet that one of them will be the new big-screen take on The Invisible Man. Such a project is confirmed to be in development at the studio with the recent news that Johnny Depp has plans to play the film’s visibly-challenged protagonist. Other Universal Monsters movies are in the works, too, however, including a new film on The Wolfman.
All three Universal Monsters movies are said to be part of the studio’s “New initiative to revive and reimagine Universal’s classic monsters for a modern audience.” All the films in the series will be produced and overseen by the creative team of Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan.
The Mummy boasts a screenplay by Jon Spaihts (Prometheus) and stars Sofia Boutella as the title monster with Tom Cruise set to play a mystery role.
Fargo executive producer Noah Hawley is also said to be writing another one of the films in the series, with Prisoners scribe Aaron Guzikowski penning the reboot of The Wolfman.
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