Another Universal Monster to Return in April 2017

By November 4, 2014
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Universal Studios has just announced an April 21, 2017 release date for an as-yet untitled film that will reboot one of their classic horror properties, according to Variety.

With Dracula: Untold apparently being the first step in a shared universe similar to the one being employed by Marvel Studios, Universal hopes to reboot their catalog of classic horror properties by which they’re still very much known for. Alex Kurtzman, a co-screenwriter on films like Star Trek Into Darkness and Transformers, is overseeing the execution of the new crossover franchise, along with Fast and Furious franchise writer Chris Morgan. The first major release in the new shared universe will come in 2016, with a reboot of The Mummy, which Kurtzman will produce.

The newly announced date could be for any number of properties from the Universal Monsters catalog, such as FrankensteinThe Invisible ManThe Creature from the Black Lagoon, or The Wolf ManDracula is also a possibility, but the studio may be building up to the release of that remake considering its iconic status as a definitive Universal Monster property due to the 1931 film starring Bela Lugosi.

For more info as it happens, keep an eye on GeekNation! In the meantime, which Universal Monster do you want to see fill the date?

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