Kurtz­man un­sure of The Dark Uni­verse's fu­ture

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

Alex Kurtz­man is un­sure what the fu­ture is for Uni­ver­sal Pic­tures' 'The Dark Uni­verse'. The film­maker helmed the Tom Cruise re­boot of 'The Mummy', which was set to be the star of the uni­verse based around iconic hor­ror char­ac­ters cre­ated by the film stu­dio, how­ever the film re­ceived poor re­views and Kurtz­man hasn't de­cided what to do next. Speak­ing to IGN, he said: "You know the truth is, I don't know. I re­ally don't know. I haven't re­ally de­cided. Is the hon­est an­swer. "I have to stay in­ter­ested in it. I have to feel like my pas­sion is there for it. I think in the case of 'Star Trek' if your pas­sion isn't there you shouldn't be do­ing it." Uni­ver­sal made their name hor­ror TV show 'Crea­ture Fea­tures' in the 1950s and en­listed Kurtz­man and Chris Mor­gan to cre­ate a se­ries of linked films that will bring their iconic char­ac­ters back to life on the big screen. Johnny Depp was be­lieved to be play­ing 'The In­vis­i­ble Man' in a sep­a­rate project and An­gelina Jolie was wanted to di­rect and star in a 'Bride Of Franken­stein' film. Orig­i­nally Javier Bar­dem - who was cast to star as Franken­stein - was ap­proached to star as Dr. Jekyll op­po­site Cruise in 'The Mummy', but passed on it and Rus­sell Crowe was given the role. Pre­vi­ously, Kurtz­man said he wants to get Michael Fass­ben­der in one of the films and con­firmed what movies he hopes would be in­cluded in 'The Dark Uni­verse'. He said: "I'd love to bring Michael Fass­ben­der in, I'd love to bring Jen­nifer Lawrence in, I'd love to see Char­l­ize Theron in there, An­gelina Jolie. "We know we're go­ing to do 'Franken­stein', 'Bride of Franken­stein', 'Drac­ula', 'Crea­ture from the Black La­goon', 'Phan­tom of the Opera', 'Hunch­back of Notre Dame' and 'In­vis­i­ble Man'. There are char­ac­ters within those films that can grow and ex­pand and maybe even spin off."

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