Paul Feig Discusses Development of Universal’s Dark Army
In describing the tone he’s trying to encircle in the story, Feig says that while he’s”being very true to the usual monster movie genre,” it won’t have the horror-tinge of Leigh Whannell’s acclaimed Invisible Man reboot, but more one of the milder nature of the original movies.
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“I really like those movies of the 30s, the James Whale films, [and] Bride of Frankenstein I think is one of the greatest movies of all time,” Feig described. “So I want that tone because these movies were very enjoyable. They were treated by them but you also know they were having a lot of fun with them, so there are a great deal of characters in funny unwanted characters and them. That’s exactly what I need, I never needed to make a horror film. I want to make a true monster movie. “
It was recently reported that Oscar-nominated manufacturer Amy Pascal is interested in resurrecting the studio’s long-in development The Bride of Frankenstein reboot.
The project, one of many deviations from Universal’s now abandoned interconnected Dark Universe, has been in the works since September as the studio has begun working on more standalone reboots of their classic monster roster. After offering minor upgrades over the last few months, Feig has shown that he’s now completed two different drafts of the movie and that”it’s one of my favorite scripts I’ve ever written.”
“Universal, they’re not quite sure what they’re doing ,” Feig explained. “Because Invisible Man did really well on a really micro budget, and my movie’s a little more expensive than that. So I am hoping to God because I just absolutely love it, we get to create it. I am so thrilled with it. ”
Paul Feig discusses evolution of Universal’s Dark Army
After chatting with ComingSoon.net last year about his vision for the Universal Classic Monster crossover film Dark Army, writer/director Paul Feig (A Simple Favor) has opened around Collider with new details on the creation of the project.
Feig’s recent writing and directing credits include A Simple Favor, Ghostbusters, Spy, The Heat, Bridesmaids,The Office and the latest one the love comedy Last Christmas, starring Emilia Clarke, Emma Thompson, and Henry Golding, and the TV film Girls Code.
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