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Blum Teases More Universal Monsters Reboots


No doubt due to their consistently successful relationship with the studio, Blumhouse is still very much working on more reboots of Universal Pictures' legendary array of monster films. Last year saw their first with The Invisible Man which arrived to critical acclaim and a strong box office performance that was cut short by the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. And while it's already been confirmed that that film's director, Leigh Whannell, is attached to direct a reboot of 1941's The Wolf Man (with Ryan Gosling set to produce and star in the titular role with final approval on the script), Blum confirmed that is just one of many in the works in a new interview with Collider:

We have two or three we're developing. They're not yet announced, so I can't talk about them. But the status with Universal monsters is no different than it's ever been. Universal is in charge of the Universal monsters. But we've come up with a few ideas that they've liked for a few of their other ones. And hopefully, we'll turn those into movies.

Blum was important to note that his company's reboots are not tied to the Dark Universe that Universal Pictures tried to begin years earlier multiple times with the Luke Evans-starring origin story Dracula Untold in 2014 and The Mummy reboot in 2017. Notably, Blum didn't mention the Elizabeth Banks-directed spin-off to Invisible Man, a reboot of the 1940 film The Invisible Woman. This is because Blumhouse doesn't seem to be involved in that spin-off which is exclusively being produced by Universal Pictures. This could prove Blum's claims that their reboots are not tied to Universal Pictures' own reboots. Stay tuned!

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