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Re: Universal Plugs the Plug on the Dark Universe Films
« Reply #30 on: November 11, 2017, 04:08:13 PM »
You just know that if they do a movie called THE INVISIBLE MAN, that it won't be Well's story. In which case, they might as well call it HOLLOW MAN (if that one wasn't already taken).

Boy, you really called it. Could be you're just joking but...if not, wow.

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Re: Universal Plugs the Plug on the Dark Universe Films
« Reply #31 on: November 11, 2017, 05:53:11 PM »
Could be you're just joking but...

No joke, this time.
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Re: Universal Plugs the Plug on the Dark Universe Films
« Reply #32 on: May 17, 2018, 08:25:42 PM »
I saw this article fairly concretely alluding to more Dark Universe. The embedded tweet is from a week and a half ago but I hadn't heard anything (admittedly, I wasn't looking either).

http://universalmonstersuniverse.com/2018/05/17/breaking-monsters-things-in-the-works-for-universals-dark-universe/

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Re: Universal Plugs the Plug on the Dark Universe Films
« Reply #33 on: May 17, 2018, 09:41:54 PM »
We'll see.
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Re: Universal Plugs the Plug on the Dark Universe Films
« Reply #34 on: June 10, 2018, 05:10:13 PM »
You just know that if they do a movie called THE INVISIBLE MAN, that it won't be Well's story. In which case, they might as well call it HOLLOW MAN (if that one wasn't already taken).
By that unfair logic should Universal just have called their first Frankenstein something else since it was a loose adaptation?

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Re: Universal Plugs the Plug on the Dark Universe Films
« Reply #35 on: June 10, 2018, 05:24:52 PM »
By that unfair logic should Universal just have called their first Frankenstein something else since it was a loose adaptation?


I said ". . it won't be Well's story.", whereas "Frankenstein" is clearly an adaption of Shelly's. (The doctor's name is "Frankenstein".) If the movie is just about an invisible man, but not Jack Griffin, you'll only confuse people by calling it "The Invisible Man".
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Re: Universal Plugs the Plug on the Dark Universe Films
« Reply #36 on: June 10, 2018, 06:44:08 PM »
I'm calling it now, one of two things is happening or will happen.

A) The upcoming Halloween, which is from Universal and Blumhouse, will be a litmus test for Universal about whether or not to trust them with the classic monsters. Should that film succeed, I think that's the route they'll go.

or

B) They've already made the decision to hand them to Blumhouse anyway, and we'll probably hear something about it around SDCC this year.

Whether any such thing bodes well for the Dark Universe they planned on building, I obviously can't say.
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« Reply #37 on: June 10, 2018, 07:37:45 PM »
I'm calling it now . .

Too late! I already gave up on it a long time ago.  ;D
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Re: Universal Plugs the Plug on the Dark Universe Films
« Reply #38 on: June 11, 2018, 06:39:59 AM »
I'm more than content with the originals. Hey Universal, here's a novel idea. Try to think of something new.

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Re: Universal Plugs the Plug on the Dark Universe Films
« Reply #39 on: June 11, 2018, 11:24:06 AM »
This isn't very constructive or relevant, but...I only just realized the thread title says they plug the plug.
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Re: Universal Plugs the Plug on the Dark Universe Films
« Reply #40 on: June 11, 2018, 01:28:27 PM »
I only just realized the thread title says they plug the plug.

Ha! So it does! I changed it to "pulls".
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Re: Universal Pulls the Plug on the Dark Universe Films
« Reply #41 on: June 11, 2018, 04:20:10 PM »
And thanks for that title modification.  I hope the temptation of changing it to "pulls the finger" wasn't too great - I get the feeling that both would have been correct.

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Re: Universal Plugs the Plug on the Dark Universe Films
« Reply #42 on: June 11, 2018, 10:08:45 PM »
Ha! So it does! I changed it to "pulls".
Oh, I actually thought that title was intentional. Like it meant, they pulled the plug but now they're un-pulling the plug.

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Re: Universal Plugs the Plug on the Dark Universe Films
« Reply #43 on: June 11, 2018, 10:28:55 PM »
Oh, I actually thought that title was intentional. Like it meant, they pulled the plug but now they're un-pulling the plug.

I mean, I suspect they might do that eventually. With Blumhouse. But we'll see.
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Re: Universal Plugs the Plug on the Dark Universe Films
« Reply #44 on: June 12, 2018, 06:46:43 AM »
I mean, I suspect they might do that eventually. With Blumhouse. But we'll see.
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