On the heels of today's news that Universal Pictures is adding The Wolf Man to its Monsters Shared Universe franchise, screenwriter Ed Solomon (Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, Men In Black) has been brought in to round out the "writers room."
Ed Solomon joins Aaron Guzikowski (Prisoners), whose involvement in The Wolf Man reboot was rumored earlier today and Fargo TV series creator Noah Hawley, who signed on last month, alongside writers-producers Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan, in what is being compared to Pixar's brain trust or a TV writer's room. Each writer will have a hand in helping each other's movie as they all work to create a model for serialized storytelling.
Heat Vision Blog also lists characters such as Dracula, Frankenstein, The Invisible Man, Bride of Frankenstein and Van Helsing as being developed under this universe. We reported last month that Dracula Untold will be a part of the connected movie universe, which could mean that the Dracula project may be a sequel to Dracula Untold. Universal has been developing a Van Helsing reboot for several years, but this is the first we're hearing that it is now a part of this sprawling franchise.
The Untitled Mummy Reboot, which Alex Kurtzman is directing, will officially kick off the Universal reboot universe, arriving in theaters June 24, 2016. The studio has also set a April 21, 2017 release date for another unspecified project.