The Dark Universe is a shared filmic universe made by Universal Pictures.
Dracula Untold was released in 2014, originally intended to be the first entry in a cinematic universe rebooting Universal's monsters franchise. However, after flopping, The Mummy was announced, intended to be the official first film in the universe. In May 2017, the Dark Universe was announced, along with future films including Bride of Frankenstein, as well as a film featuring the Invisible Man. However, later that year, after The Mummy underperformed at the box office, Bride of Frankenstein was pulled from pre-production and from Universal's release schedule, the script to be worked on.
|Film||U.S. release date||Director||Writer||Status|
|The Mummy||June 9, 2017||Alex Kurtzman||Screenplay: David Koepp, Christopher McQuarrie and Dylan Kussman|
Story: Jon Spaihts, Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet
|Bride of Frankenstein||TBA||Bill Condon||David Koepp||In development|
- ↑ "Universal Invented Movie Universes; Why Are They Having Such a Hard Time with Them Now?" - Vanity Fair
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 "Universal confirms monster movie universe with Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem" - Entertainment Weekly
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 "‘Bride Of Frankenstein’ Back To Lab As London Pre-Production Postponed; Javier Bardem & Angelina Jolie Expected To Wait" - Deadline
- ↑ "‘Bride of Frankenstein’ Reboot to Be Written by David Koepp (EXCLUSIVE)" - Variety