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Universal Monsters reboots to be action, not horror

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In case you missed Dracula Untold and haven't been paying attention at all to what Universal is doing with its monster films, this may be surprising news: the Universal Monsters Universe that the studio is creating will be based around action films, not horror.

During a round table Donna Langley, the head of Universal, basically said the Monsters will be Universal's superheroes.

We don’t have any capes [in our film library]. But what we do have is an incredible legacy and history with the monster characters. We've tried over the years to make monster movies — unsuccessfully, actually. And we had an epiphany, which is that the horror genre has a ceiling; it’s not global. There’s a reason why monster characters are enduring, generation upon generation. So we took a good, hard look at it, and we settled upon an idea, which is to take it out of the horror genre, put it more in the action-adventure genre and make it present day, bringing these incredibly rich and complex characters into present day and re-imagine them and reintroduce them to a contemporary audience.

In short they want the monies and turning The Mummy and Frankenstein into superheroes should bring that. 

[via /Film]

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