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'Dracula Untold' Producer Confirms Ties to Universal Monsters Reboot

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October 2, 2014
Source: HeyUGuys

Dracula Untold

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.

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  • JBrotsis
    I'm all for this Monster Shared Universe (MSU); I think it's going to be great seeing a film where both Dracula and Creature (black lagoon) share the same screen or Frankenstein and Mummy. My only question though is what's the point of the universe? I don't mean this in a bad way, cause I do want to see it, but (for example) the point of creating the shared MCU is having the heroes come together to fight a common enemy. That's the point...to fight together/sharing a goal. So what's the point of this universe? Are they all "teaming" together to fight an actual villainous monster or are they going to be fighting each other? What's going to be the reason for us, the fans/audience, to want to keep coming back for the sequels and see this MSU continue?
    • MattPeloquin
      Why can't the bad guys be the protagonist? In Oceans 11 they're all thieves, in Goodfellas they're murderers, and in Scarface he's a drug kingpin. It can be done.
    • Bill
      In the Classics of the '30s and '40s they ended up fighting each other after establishing themselves.
    • JBrotsis
      @disqus_s8Pe42HFim:disqus & @MattPeloquin:disqus those are all solid reasons. Thanks. That's all I wanted to know
  • Roderick
    They can reboot Van Helsing and he can fight them all.
  • Bill
    I just hope they keep the series serious. While I ended up enjoying Van Helsing it wasn't at all what I was hoping for and such a big disappointment.
  • DAVIDPD
    He did the mash, the mooonnnsssttaaa maaaash!
  • Avi
    this movie will suck, sorry!
  • SkyNet300
    Finally I get confirmation on this! I knew that this would be the plan. It'd be stupid if it wasn't.

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