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Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan depart Universal Pictures’ Dark Universe

Splashinians, am I the only person who liked The Mummy? What did people expect? It was a monster movie with a mummy as the lead monster. Not to say mummies are lame, but they’re not vampire or werewolf. And, it was better than those Brendan Fraiser vehicles that were just ghastly. Yes, even the first one. Well, apparently it’s that time where people know the ship is sinking and are getting the arm floaties on. All because The Mummy grossed $409 million worldwide on a budget of $125 million-plus (some insiders place it considerably higher). That doesn’t include marketing costs of...

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Universal’s DARK UNIVERSE Of Monsters Is Now Official

The new Universal Pictures’ classic monster movies, starting with the Tom Cruise feature The Mummy on June 9, will be known as the “Dark Universe” franchise. We also just learned that Bride of Frankenstein will be directed by Beauty and the Beast’s Bill Condon as the next entry in the series. Casting for the titular Bride is underway, with an announcement due soon. The movie and its rebranding for the Dark Universe was also accompanied today by a teaser highlighting a new theme composed by the legendary Danny Elfman, which will appear in The Mummy and recur throughout future movies in...

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Universal Prepares To Remake FIRESTARTER

Splashamaniacs! You like Stephen King adaptations? Of course you do. Yes, I saw Thinner, and loved more with each viewing. Now then, we’re gathered around to talk about 1980. Not really the year, though it was a good, but a novel released that year called Firestarter. That might sound familiar because this image is engrained in our minds when we think about Firestarter: Sorry, that’s the wrong picture. I meant this one: Well, Stephen King openly admits that Firestarter was one of the worst films based on one of his books. The book is about a father and his...

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Thomas Tull to Leave Legendary Pictures

Legendary Pictures’ Chairman Thomas Tull recently left recently left his position after pressure from China’s Dalian Wanda Group, the company’s Chinese owner. Tull had discovered the studio in 2005 and sold the company to Dalian Wanda Group in 2016. The company is allegedly frustrated with Tull’s management of upcoming products such as The Great Wall and Pacific Rim 2. Wanda’s acquisition of Legendary in early 2016 is regarded as the largest purchase of a studio by a Chinese company. Wang Jialin, the wealthiest man in China and the CEO of Wanda, played a major role in brokering the deal....

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Payback Is A Mother – Watch The Trailer For BREAKING IN Here!

Universal Pictures has released the trailer for their upcoming thriller Breaking In, starring Gabrielle Union, Billy Burke, Richard Cabral, Seth Carr, Ajiona Alexus Next Mother’s Day, Gabrielle Union stars as a woman who will stop at nothing to rescue her two children being held hostage in a house designed with impenetrable security. No trap, no trick and especially no man inside can match a mother with a mission when she is determined on Breaking In. Producers Will Packer (No Good Deed, Obsessed) and Union (Almost Christmas, Being Mary Jane) reunite for this original thriller directed by James McTeigue (V for...

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