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Universal Monsters Reboots Will Be Horror Movies

Universal Monsters Reboots Will Be Horror Movies

Are you glad that the Untitled Mummy Reboot and the rest of the projects in this franchise will be fully rooted in the horror genre? What other classic Universal monsters do you hope are brought back to life on the big screen by Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan? Let us know what you think, and stay tuned for more updates.

Untitled Mummy Reboot comes to theaters March 24th, 2017.

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Who Will Be ‘Venom’ in ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ Spinoff?

Who Will Be ‘Venom’ in ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ Spinoff?

Last week, director Alex Kurtzman revealed that the Spider-Man spin-off Venom will be much darker than The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2. One question that fans have been pondering is which comic book character will be stepping into the alien symbiote, since several have turned into Venom in the past, including Eddie Brock, Flash Thompson, Mac Garigan and even Spider-Man himself, Peter Parker.

You may recall that Topher Grace played Eddie Brock in 2007's Spider-Man 3, who ended up turning into the villainous Venom. We also reported last month that this spin-off may also include the villainous Carnage, and that Sony Pictures is planning a 2017 release, although that report has not been confirmed. Who do you think should be Venom in the upcoming spin-off? Chime in with your thoughts below.

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‘Venom’ Will Go a Lot Darker Than ‘Amazing Spider-Man’

‘Venom’ Will Go a Lot Darker Than ‘Amazing Spider-Man’

While doing press for his new CBS series Scorpion, Alex Kurtzman also offered a brief update on on his Venom spin-off for Sony Pictures, which he has been attached to direct since the project was announced in December.

The character made his first Marvel Comics appearance in "Amazing Spider-Man" #299 back in 1986, when reporter Eddie Brock bonded with an alien symbiote, with both Eddie and the alien harboring a grudge against Peter Parker. However, Marvel rebooted the character in 2011, with Peter Parker's high school nemesis Flash Thompson taking over the Venom mantle. It isn't clear if Eddie or Flash will be featured in the spin-off at this time.

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‘Mummy’ Director Alex Kurtzman Signs 3-Year Deal with Universal

‘Mummy’ Director Alex Kurtzman Signs 3-Year Deal with Universal

Five months after former writing partners Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci announced they were dissolving their partnership, Alex Kurtzman has formed a new company entitled Secret Hideout, signing a new three-year first-look deal with Universal Pictures.

We reported in July that Alex Kurtzman is teaming up with screenwriter/producer Chris Morgan to create a new Universal Pictures monster movie franchise, which will kick off with the Untitled Mummy Reboot that Alex Kurtzman is directing and is set for release on June 24, 2016. He is also producing The Vampire Chronicles, a rebooted adaptation of Anne Rice's novel that was announced last month, along with Dragonology and Locke & Key for Universal, and Now You See Me 2 for Lionsgate.

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‘The Mummy’ Reboot Lands ‘Venom’ Director Alex Kurtzman

‘The Mummy’ Reboot Lands ‘Venom’ Director Alex Kurtzman

Two weeks ago, Universal Pictures announced it is moving forward with plans to construct a massive, interconnected monster movie universe with writer-producers Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan. Today, we have word that Alex Kurtzman is in final talks to direct the first entry into this franchise, the Untitled Mummy Reboot.

Len Wiseman (Total Recall) was initially attached to direct before he bowed out, paving the way for Andres Muschietti (Mama) to come on board before he left in May. However, both of those filmmakers were on board before this inter-connected monster universe was hatched. The Mummy Reboot will be the first project launched within this cinematic universe, setting the tone for those that come after it.

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Alex Kurtzman Talks ‘Sinister Six’, ‘Venom’ and 'Classic Universal Monsters'

Alex Kurtzman Talks ‘Sinister Six’, ‘Venom’ and 'Classic Universal Monsters'

While promoting his upcoming CBS series Scorpion, writer-producer Alex Kurtzman also offered brief updates on Spider-Man spin-offs The Sinister Six and Venom, along with the Universal Pictures initiative he is working on to relaunch a classic monster franchise.

Venom is in development .

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‘The Amazing Spider-Man 3’ Lands Writers Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Jeff Pinkner

‘The Amazing Spider-Man 3’ Lands Writers Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Jeff Pinkner

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 writers Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Jeff Pinkner have signed on to write The Amazing Spider-Man 3.

Back in June, Sony Pictures announced The Amazing Spider-Man 3 has been set for a June 10, 2016 release, with The Amazing Spider-Man 4 following on May 4, 2018. Andrew Garfield is expected to reprise his role as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, although no other cast members have been confirmed for the sequels.

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‘Star Trek 3’ Brings Back Writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman with J.J. Abrams Producing

‘Star Trek 3’ Brings Back Writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman with J.J. Abrams Producing

Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman are in negotiations to write the screenplay for Star Trek 3, with J.J. Abrams in talks to remain aboard the franchise as a producer.

Star Trek Into Darkness co-writer Damon Lindelof is not going to be a part of this sequel, which Paramount is hoping to release in 2016, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the original Star Trek TV series created by Gene Roddenberry. The studio had flirted with bringing a new writing team on board, recently meeting with Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller (Thor, X-Men: First Class), before coming back to Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman.

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