Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence Wanted for Universal's Dark Universe
Posted 2017/06/06 2818 0
X-Men stars Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence are wanted for another cinematic universe!
The next great cinematic universe that Hollywood has cooked up is getting ready to set sail this weekend when The Mummy hits theaters. Dark Universe director, writer and producer Alex Kurtzman fills in Fandango that there are plans for more movies also including a new Dracula film, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Phantom of the Opera and Hunchback of Notre Dame.
“We know we’re going to do Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, Dracula, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Phantom of the Opera, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Invisible Man”
There are some actors Kurtzman would like to bring into the fold. He tells Fandom, “I’d love to bring Michael Fassbender in, I’d love to bring Jennifer Lawrence in, I’d love to see Charlize Theron in there, Angelina Jolie…”
Jolie has already been linked with Bride of Frankenstein, but there's no word exactly on where Fassbender, Lawrence or Theron fit into the proceedings.
Phantom (1925) and Hunchback (1923) were two of the first horror movies Carl Laemmle ever produced for Universal, both starring "The Man Of A Thousand Faces," the legendary Lon Chaney. They will join the previous mention films in this expanded lineup all under the Dark Universe umbrella. The films will be connected by a mysterious multi-national organization known as Prodigium led by the enigmatic Dr. Henry Jekyll (Russell Crowe) who protects the public from knowledge of the evil that exists just beyond the thin membrane of civilized society. First up, is "The Mummy," starring Sofia Boutella, Tom Cruise, and Russell Crowe, which opens Friday. Then we'll get Javier Bardem as the Monster in "Bride of Frankenstein." Fittingly, Bill Condon, who made 1998's "Gods and Monsters" about "Bride of Frankenstein's director James Whale, will direct. Also announced: Johnny Depp as "The Invisible Man."