'Dracula Untold' Producer Confirms Ties to Universal Monsters Reboot
Yesterday, there was a story going around that Universal's forthcoming vampire origin story Dracula Untold had some reshoots done in order to tie it into the studios forthcoming reboot of their classic monsters universe that will include The Mummy, Frankenstein, The Wolfman and more. However, it seemed shaky since the ties to the Universal Monsters universe being put together by Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan were said to be good enough to link the film to the world of these monsters, but small enough that if the film bombed, it wouldn't hurt the future potential of the series that will actually be rebooted by The Mummy. But it turns out the ties to the Universal Monsters universe are there. Read on!
Dracula Untold producer Alissa Phillips spoke to HeyUGuys at the premiere of the film in the United Kingdom yesterday and revealed, "When we started out we weren’t [part of the Universal Monsters series], but then we found out that they were going to do it. Working with Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan who are very much a part of creating The Mummy and the other ones…it’s been fun to be a part of that." So there you have it. The question is just what kind of ties there will be to the universe since Dracula Untold takes place in the past, and The Mummy (directed by Alex Kurtzman) is supposed to be a contemporary story. Stay tuned to see how this whole Universal Monsters reboot pans out.