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Published On: Wed, Aug 12th, 2015

New Universal monsters will return in ‘horror films’ with action, suspense

Universal has battled an identity issue with there “Classic Monsters” and as the studio promises new films, many fans are concerned they would be action driven and not horror films. Writer- Director Alex Kurtzman has promised “there definitely will be horror” in the upcoming films, including his own 2017 directorial effort The Mummy.

“I think it’s a fair response and it’s actually not — I think there was some lost in translation quality to the way it was received, because I promise you there will be horror in these movies,” Kurtzman began as he spoke to Collider at  Television Critics Association Press Tour to promote the CBS series Limitless.

Boris Karloff in 1932 version of "The Mummy"

Boris Karloff in 1932 version of “The Mummy”

“It is our life goal to make a horror movie. The tricky part is actually how you combine horror with either adventure or suspense or action and be true to all the genres together. In some way, Mummy, dating all the way back to the Karloff movie, was the first to do that. It was the first to combine horror with — I wouldn’t say action, but certainly a lot of suspense. So it’s more about how you blend the different elements and stay true to each one, but there will definitely be horror in the monster movies… We will hopefully serve it up good and plenty.”

Kurtzman promises that fans can expect news soon as The Mummy will begin production and other projects will solidify.

“The monster universe is coming together very very quickly, we’re very excited. There will be announcements soon. We have actually started doing a lot of design work, we’re getting scripts in, everything is feeling really really good, so I don’t want to curse it by saying too much to you, but it’s going well.”

Check out the full post, as Alex talks about the writers – read more here.

The Mummy opens  in theaters on March 24, 2017.

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