James Wann To Make A Movie On Van Helsing

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Director James Wan (SAW, Aquaman) will produce a film about the mythical vampire hunter Van Helsing.

Universal Pictures has changed its strategy, instead of trying to make big-budget monster movies, it now makes smaller productions driven by the filmmakers’ own creativity. That’s why they have teamed the unique talents of James Wan with director Julius Avery (Overlord).

The clearest example was Leigh Whannell’s film The Invisible Man (2020) as it had a budget of 7 million dollars and grossed 130 worldwide. A big difference between Dracula: The Untold Legend (2014) had a budget of 70 million and raised 217 million or The Mummy (2017) starring Tom Cruise that cost 125 million and raised 409 million.

So now Whannell will direct Ryan Gosling in The Werewolf, while Karyn Kusama’s Dracula, Elizabeth Banks’ Invisible Woman, Dexter Fletcher’s Renfield, Paul Feig’s Dark Army, and James Wan will produce Van Helsing.

The legendary monster hunter is a key part of Dracula’s lore, and he has more than enough potential to start his own saga. But it is clear that it will have nothing to do with the 2004 film starring Hugh Jackman. Whose budget reached 160 million and barely raised 300 million.

Terror and action a perfect combination.

A while ago, James Wan was linked to a new version of Frankenstein, but it appears that the director of Aquaman has switched projects and will instead produce a new version of Van Helsing through his Atomic Monster company, with Julius Avery from Overlord. at the address. The initial script was by Eric Pearson, who has been credited in Thor: Ragnarok and Black Widow, in addition to polishing Marvel Studios films such as Ant-Man or Avengers: Endgame.

Avery just finished Sylvester Stallone’s superhero movie, Samaritan. So in theory, the Van Helsing reboot could be up and running pretty quickly. Especially since James Wan’s schedule is quite full and they will have to roll before Aquaman 2 begins.

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