The Last Horror Blog: New Universal Monsters, ‘The Grudge,’ ‘Doctor Sleep’

Blumhouse and Leigh Whannell tackle Universal Monsters – Reports that Universal’s ‘Dark Universe’ franchise is dead appear to be premature.

While Tom Cruise’s The Mummy (above) didn’t exactly set the world on fire, it did apparently convince the studio that they need to hand over their classic horror properties to people who actually understand them, people like Jason Blum at Blumhouse and filmmaker Leigh Whannell. The team has been tapped with developing an updated version of The Invisible Man.

Here are the details from Variety:

“Upgrade director Leigh Whannell has signed on to direct an Invisible Man movie. The movie reunites him with Jason Blum, who is set to produce the Universal Pictures movie through his Blumhouse…
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