‘The Mummy’ Director Alex Kurtzman Says It’s Important For Dark Universe Films To Have Their ‘Own Identity’

The Mummy Dark Universe

With the release of The Mummy this weekend, it sets the stage for Universal’s Dark Universe, which will include remakes of The Bride of Frankenstein and possibly The Invisible Man, which is set to star Johnny Depp.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, The Mummy director Alex Kurtzman said that he’d like to see some variety when it comes to the Dark Universe.

“I think that variety is going to be our good friend when it comes to the evolution of Dark Universe. You obviously want to set a somewhat consistent tone, so that people know what to expect when you see these movies, but it would be ideal for each movie to have its own identity, which is largely going to be dependent on who is directing the films and who is starring in the films. I’m really excited to see what Bill Condon does with Bride of Frankenstein.”

Kurtzman went on to say that Bill Condon’s Bride of Frankenstein should feel like a separate film from his own.

“This is a guy who did Gods and Monsters, which is one of my favorite films ever. He uniquely understands James Whale and what those monsters represent and Frankenstein’s Bride. I want it to feel like a Bill Condon movie. As an audience member that’s what I would want, and I would apply that to all of our films.”

Until the rest of the Dark Universe films are released, there’s The Mummy to look forward to.

Here’s the synopsis:

Thought safely entombed in a tomb deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension. From the sweeping sands of the Middle East through hidden labyrinths under modern-day London, The Mummy brings a surprising intensity and balance of wonder and thrills in an imaginative new take that ushers in a new world of gods and monsters.

The Mummy stars Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Russell Crowe, Annabelle Wallis, and Jake Johnson. The film is currently playing in theaters.

Source: THR

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