Universal’s Dark Universe risks being yet another extended universe franchise

Universal Pictures is bringing its roster of classic movie monsters back to the forefront with its newly named Dark Universe series — the long-promised web of films kicking off with The Mummy this summer. The next film in the series to hit theaters will be Bride of Frankenstein on Feb. 14, 2019. Universe has ditched its previous plans to release a Dark Universe movie in 2018 and will instead focus on the 2019 Bride of Frankenstein, which will be directed by Beauty and the Beast’s Bill Condon. There are no details on who will play the titular role, though Universal Pictures chairman Donna Langley called the movie a story about “a very modern woman in a very classic tale.” As for other characters in the cinematic universe, Johnny Depp and... Continue reading…

Universal’s Dark Universe risks being yet another extended universe franchise

Already, red flags: no Dracula; no great protagonists; the shadow of Monster Squad.

Mon 22 May 17 from Arstechnica

Universal Expects Us to Take Something Called the ‘Dark Universe’ Seriously

Universal Pictures has announced designs on their own cinematic universe in much the same way a teenager announces they need their own room. Everyone else has one, why shouldn’t they? ...

Mon 22 May 17 from Geek.com

Netflix News: Dark Crystal Show Coming, More Arrested Development, and Its Own Margaret Atwood Series

Netflix made a ton of announcements today that might make it worth continuing to shell out the cash for a subscription. The first is a series adaptation of a beloved dark fantasy classic. […] The ...

Thu 18 May 17 from Geek.com

A 'Dark Crystal' prequel is coming to Netflix

Who needs new ideas when you have the genius of Jim Henson to fall back on? Following recent news that an (unnecessary) sequel to cult classic Labyrinth is in the works, The Jim Henson ...

Thu 18 May 17 from Engadget

Vevo revamps its TV look-and-feel, starting with Apple - CNET

The online music-video service redesigned itself for television sets, starting with Apple TV.

Thu 18 May 17 from CNET Cutting Edge

Vevo's Apple TV app takes cues from Spotify

Music lovers with Apple TVs, it's time to get moderately excited -- because the tvOS Vevo app is getting a hefty overhaul. From tomorrow, Vevo will let owners of fourth generation ...

Thu 18 May 17 from Engadget

Vevo wants to be the new MTV with its refined tvOS app

Vevo, the music video service most easily recognized for its presence on YouTube, is putting more faith and resources into TV. The company is today releasing a refined app for tvOS, ...

Thu 18 May 17 from The Verge

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