Universal Pictures is investing heavily in its Monster cinematic universe and has hired master James Wan (“Invocation of Evil”) to produce the “Van Helsing” remake.
According to Deadline, the terror will be produced by Wan and directed by Julius Avery, who commissioned the hit “Operation Overlord”.
The film was written by famous Jon Spaihts (“Doctor Strange”) and Eric Heisserer (“The Arrival”).
In an interview with CinemaBlend, Spaihts said he took inspiration from the “ Mad Max ” franchise to recreate the iconic character.
“I can only say that Van Helsing’s demeanor and manners were inspired by Mad Max,” he revealed.
According to him, the new film will be quite different from the previous ones.
“The tone will be quite different from the other films. There will be a little more comedy and a lot of action, besides being a traditional horror film, ”he said.
‘Van Helsing’ will have a TV series
After the failure of “The Mummy” with Tom Cruise, Universal Pictures tries to take over the project in view of the resounding success of “The Invisible Man”.
In 2004, Stephen Sommers made a character-centric film “Van Helsing – The Vampire Hunter”. The cast included Hugh Jackman and Kate Beckinsale.
The character was also played by Anthony Hopkins in Bram Stoker’s “ Dracula ” in 1992.
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