On the heels of director Bill Condon's remarks that his upcoming Bride of Frankenstein movie would have "nothing to do with" Universal's Dark Universe comes word that the film will not begin shooting early next year as planned. Instead, the production is taking a time out to rework its script.
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The Mummy is the first movie in the "Dark Universe," a planned series of films that will intertwine the ghoulish tales of the classic Universal Monsters. But it contains zero scares and is devoid of any sense of fun. What it does have is whole lot of Tom Cruise, and a Mummy whose motivation feels very, very problematic.
The dreaded day is here. There's momentum building on the long-rumoured Creature From the Black Lagoon remake, the one Universal Horror title we hoped against hope would slink unbothered along the muddy bottom of the studio's shiny new shared universe starring its classic monsters.