'Van Helsing' will be a complete reboot, says producer Alex Kurtzman
Published Jun 27 2012, 09:23 BST | By Hugh Armitage
The new Van Helsing
film will be a complete reboot, Alex Kurtzman
The film will star Tom Cruise, who is producing alongside Kurtzman and his partner Roberto Orci.
The forthcoming Universal Pictures
movie will be a total reinvention after Hugh Jackman's 2004 Van Helsing
"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," Kurtzman told CraveOnline
"But I do feel like the Van Helsing that Anthony Hopkins plays in [Bram Stoker's
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."
The Van Helsing
remake was officially announced in May.
Kurtzman and Orci are also attached to a reboot of The Mummy