Producer Alex Kurtzman recently revealed they plan on straying far from the previous incarnations of the legendary monster hunter.
"Well, I don't want to give away too much, because we are actually at the very beginning of talking about what to do with it. But I do feel like the Van Helsing that Anthony Hopkins plays in Dracula is sort of the parody version of it, and the Van Helsing that Hugh Jackman played was obviously in a different place as well. I think that these kinds of movies have evolved a lot since then. You know, The Dark Knight was a major, major corner-turning moment in the way that genre and superhero stories could be told. Really grounded in reality. Really grounded in really cool things. That's what I'd like to do without sacrificing the fantasy element. We aspired to do that as well on Star Trek, you know, keep it "real." That's such a different franchise than Batman, but that's really what we wanted to do. And we'd love to do that with Van Helsing."
The producing duo are also planning a The Mummy remake for the studio.