|Tags: action, Alex Kurtzman, creatures, K/O Paper Products, REMAKES, Roberto Orci, Tom Cruise, United Artists, Universal Pictures, VAMPIRES, Van Helsing, WEREWOLVES|
No official plot yet.
- In the very early stages of development, as a script has yet to be written. (5/1/12)
- Co-writer Alex Kurtzman revealed in an interview how he'd like to approach the remake saying: "Well, I don’t want to give away too much, because we are actually at the very beginning of talking about what to do with it. But I do feel like the Van Helsing that Anthony Hopkins plays in [Bram Stoker’s] Dracula is sort of the parody version of it, and the Van Helsing that Hugh Jackman played was obviously in a different place as well. I think that these kinds of movies have evolved a lot since then. You know, The Dark Knight was a major, major corner-turning moment in the way that genre and superhero stories could be told. Really grounded in reality. Really grounded in really cool things. That’s what I’d like to do without sacrificing the fantasy element. We aspired to do that as well on Trek, you know, keep it “real.” That’s such a different franchise than Batman, but that’s really what we wanted to do. And we’d love to do that with Van Helsing."
- Actor Tom Cruise is said to produce and star.
- This is a "re-imagining" of Universal's Van Helsing. The previous film was a 2004 bid-budgeted entry from writer/director Stephen Sommers.