Alex Kurtzman: ‘The Mummy’ Finds Humanity In Monsters

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Popcorn movie screenwriter Alex Kurtzman recently had a short interview over his directorial debut with The Mummy. In it, he explains what appealed to him about the project in the first place, along with the kind of abilities we’ll see the movie’s villain use.

While he’s known for relying a lot on spectacle with the projects that he’s worked on, Kurtzman cites the humanity seen in Universal’s monsters as being the primary reason that he’s directing the movie – and noted that this is something he wanted to reflect in his own movie.

“[I fell in love with Universal’s monsters because of] the deep humanity I felt like these monsters were actually reflecting… They say something about who we are.”

Kurtzman also took a moment to describe the Mummy’s powers. Given that she was a potential Pharaoh who was denied the opportunity to claim the throne, her powers reflect this by focusing on “romance and entracement” as she influences others to join her cause. Unfortunately, that’s not the only thing she can do.

“She has control over and power to get into your mind, and creepy crawlies tend to like her when she’s around.”

The Mummy rises on on June 9, 2017. The movie’s cast includes Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, and Russel Crowe. Two subsequent installments of the Universal Monsters Shared Universe will be released on April 13, 2018 and February 15, 2019. Other projects that are in development for the setting include reboots of Van HelsingCreature From The Black Lagoon, The Bride Of Frankenstein, The Invisible Man, and Wolf Man.

Source: USA Today

10 ‘Godzilla’ Kaiju That Need To Be In The MonsterVerse

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MonsterVerse With both 2014’s Godzilla and this year’s Kong: Skull Island managing to outperform expectations, the MonsterVerse from Legendary Pictures and Warner Brothers is off to a good start. That being said, there’s room for growth amongst the roster of kaiju – thus far, only five classic kaiju have been confirmed to exist in the MonsterVerse: Godzilla, King Kong, Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidorah, and of those, we’ve only seen two of them in action. Should the series continue to succeed, the setting’s going to need more than original monsters like the M.U.T.O. and the Skullcrawlers – it will need to pull in some fan-favorite monsters from the classic creature features to keep things interesting. Here are ten of Toho’s best kaiju that would make fine additions to the MonsterVerse, with explanations of who they are and why they need to be a part of the setting.

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