Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, the writing duo behind Paramount’s “Transformers” and “Star Trek” franchises, have signed a two-year, first-look production deal with Universal Pictures that includes plans to develop and produce a reimagined “Van Helsing” with Tom Cruise attached to star and produce.
I repeat: UGH. I actually have no problem with Van Helsing as a concept, and I was actually excited by the Hugh Jackman Van Helsing at one point in time. I mean, one dude, fighting Dracula, a mummy, a werewolf, and Frankenstein’s monster? It’s like The Monster Squad with more violence. What’s not to like?