Remaking that S**t: VAN HELSING
Universal is rebooting the Van Helsing franchise after the one failed film from 2004 starring Hugh Jackman and Kate Beckinsale. This time Tom Cruise will be playing the title character and the only two writers who seem to be working on every studio project, Alex Kurtzman and Robert Orci are producing. Kurtzman spoke with Crave Online about the upcoming reboot:
“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 [Bram Stoker’s] 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 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.”
Not interested. Next.