Writer and producer Alex Kurtzman advertises his directorial debut, "People like us" and at the same time responding to questions about future projects. In particular, Kurtzman is going to restart the movie about undead hunter Van Helsing, and hints on what will look like the picture.
Recall that in May this year, Alex Kurtzman and his counterpart Roberto Orci signed an exclusive two-year contract with the studio Universal. The company duo K / O Paper Products will be accepted for remakes of well-known studio projects, including the films "Van Helsing" and "The Mummy", which took off Stephen Sommers.
Recall that "Van Helsing" cost the studio $ 160 million. Despite Hugh Jackman in the role of a hunter for vampires and werewolves, the picture got a lot of negative criticism. Fees of the movie exceeded 300 million, but the number of negative reviews sank "Van Helsing", so to start a new franchise back in 2004, did not work.
The new version some time ago was interested in Guillermo del Toro, director of "Hellboy" even tried on Tom Cruise for the lead role. However, who will reboot as a director, to date is not yet known.
"I do not want to give out a lot, because we are at a very early stage - said Kurtzman in an interview with Crave Online. - But it seems to me that Van Helsing, played by Anthony Hopkins in "Dracula" - a sort of parody version of the hero, Van Helsing, Hugh Jackman - also a very different character. These movies have changed a lot lately. More than anything in this genre and the history of superheroes has influenced "The Dark Knight." Now they are as close to reality. That I would like to reflect the new "Van Helsing", without sacrificing the elements of fantasy. In "Star Trek" we have tried to stick to realism. "Van Helsing" - quite different than "Batman," but we will move in that direction. "
Whether Kurtzman and Orci will be able to repeat the success of "The Dark Knight" with the hunter on an imaginary evil, we shall see later.